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Table 2 Characteristics of patients with and without mental health conditions

From: Mental illness and intensification of diabetes medications: an observational cohort study

  MHC Yes n = 10,422 MHC No n = 42,104
SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS   
Age, years, %   
<45 5.0 2.9
45-54 34.1 14.8
55-64 39.8 28.5
65-74 13.7 33.4
≥75 7.3 20.5
Male, % 96.4 98.5
HEALTH STATUS   
Physical comorbidity index, mean (SD)* 2.9 (1.9) 2.6 (1.8)
Medical comorbidities, %   
Macrovascular complications of diabetes 27.9 33.4
Ischemic heart disease 24.1 29.1
Peripheral vascular disease 6.3 7.7
Transient Ischemic Attack 0.6 0.5
Microvascular complications of diabetes 13.8 13.7
Retinopathy 3.6 4.4
Renal disease (other than end-stage renal disease) 4.8 6.3
Peripheral neuropathy 6.9 4.6
Index HbA1c value, %   
8.0-8.4 31.8 36.8
8.5-8.9 19.9 21.7
9.0-9.4 13.7 13.3
9.5-9.9 9.6 9.0
≥10.0 25.0 19.3
  1. *Selim Comorbidity Index, physical component, is a count of 36 common non-psychiatric medical conditions.
  2. Comorbidities present in the 2 years prior to the Observation Interval.
  3. Abbreviations: MHC, Mental Health Condition; HbA1c: Hemoglobin A1c; SD, Standard Deviation.