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Table 2 Baseline demographic profile and diabetes-related clinical characteristics (n = 36)

From: The Aging, Community and Health Research Unit—Community Partnership Program for older adults with type 2 diabetes and multiple chronic conditions: a feasibility study

Item Categories n (%)
Gender Male 16 (44.4)
  Female 20 (55.6)
Age (years) 65–69 12 (33.3)
  70–74 15 (41.7)
  75–79 4 (11.1)
  80+ 5 (13.9)
Education Less than high school 14 (38.9)
  High school 5 (13.9)
  Post-secondary 17 (47.2)
Income (gross, annual) $10,000–$20,000 10 (27.8)
  $20,000–$40,000 15 (41.7)
  $40,000–$70,000 8 (22.2)
  $70,000+ 3 (8.3)
Marital status Married, common law 20 (55.6)
  Never married 3 (8.3)
  Divorced, separated 5 (13.9)
  Widowed 8 (22.2)
Living status Lives alone 15 (41.7)
  Lives with spouse or others 21 (58.3)
Time since diabetes diagnosis Less than 1 year 9 (25.0)
  1–5 years 10 (27.8)
  6–10 years 6 (16.7)
  More than 10 years 11 (30.6)
Number of diabetes medications (oral and insulin) No medications 13 (36.1)
  1 medication 10 (27.8)
  2 medications 10 (27.8)
  3 medications 3 (8.3)
Number of total medications (diabetes and non-diabetes) 0–2 2 (5.6)
  3–5 13 (36.1)
  6+ 21 (58.3)
Number of chronic conditions 2–4 3 (8.3)
  5–7 19 (52.8)
  8+ 14 (38.9)
Common conditions (sample prevalence ≥25 %) Hypertension 31 (86.1)
  Dyslipidemia 28 (77.8)
  Arthritis (osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis) 27 (75.0)
  Hearing loss 17 (47.2)
  Depression or anxiety 12 (33.3)
  Cataracts 11 (30.6)
  Peripheral neuropathy/poor circulation 11 (30.6)
  Acid reflux/hiatal hernia 10 (27.8)
  History of heart attack 9 (25.0)