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Physical Activity among Veterans and Nonveterans with Diabetes

Table 1

Demographic and health characteristics of veterans and nonveterans in the United States, 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

VariableCategoriesVeteransNonveterans
weighted % (95% CI)weighted % (95% CI)

Diabetes15.4 (14.9, 16.0)8.0 (7.9, 8.2)
Diabetes diagnosisPre-diabetes1.8 (1.5, 2.0)1.2 (1.1, 1.2)
No diabetes82.8 (82.1, 83.4)90.8 (90.6, 91.0)

Age18–349.5 (8.7, 10.3)32.5 (32.1, 32.9)
35–4412.4 (11.7, 13.1)20.1 (19.8, 20.4)
45–5415.2 (14.6, 15.8)19.9 (19.7, 20.2)
55–6423.2 (22.5, 23.8)13.7 (13.5, 13.9)
65–7419.0 (18.5, 19.6)7.7 (7.6, 7.9)
75+20.7 (20.1, 21.2)5.9 (5.8, 6.0)

SexMale91.8 (91.3, 92.3)44.4 (44.0, 44.8)

Race, ethnicityWhite, non-Hispanic78.3 (77.4, 79.2)61.7 (68.5, 69.3)
Black, non-Hispanic9.7 (9.0, 10.3)9.7 (9.5, 9.9)
Other race, non-Hispanic5.2 (4.7, 5.6)6.7 (6.5, 6.9)
Any race, Hispanic6.8 (6.1, 7.5)14.7 (14.3, 15.0)

Highest level of educationLess than high school5.0 (4.6, 5.3)10.2 (10.0, 10.5)
High school degree or equivalent28.3 (27.5, 29.1)27.4 (27.1, 27.7)
Some college31.2 (30.3, 32.0)26.5 (26.2, 26.8)
College or beyond35.5 (34.7, 36.3)35.8 (35.5, 36.2)

Annual household income<$15,0004.9 (4.5, 5.2)9.2 (9.0, 9.5)
$15,000–$24,99913.2 (12.6, 13.8)13.7 (13.5, 14.0)
$25,000–$49,99926.9 (26.1, 27.6)21.7 (21.4, 22.0)
$50,000–$74,99917.7 (17.1, 18.4)14.4 (14.1, 14.7)
≥$75,00028.6 (27.8, 29.4)30.2 (29.8, 30.5)
Missing8.9 (8.2, 9.2)10.8 (10.5, 11.0)

Disability statusDisability29.9 (29.1, 30.7)19.4 (19.2, 19.7)

General health ratingFair or poor19.2 (18.5, 19.8)14.9 (14.6, 15.1)

Body mass index (BMI)Ideal (<25.0)25.4 (24.6, 26.2)37.4 (37.1, 37.8)
Overweight (25.0–29.9)44.7 (43.8, 45.5)35.2 (34.8, 35.5)
Obese (≥30.0)29.9 (29.1, 30.7)27.4 (27.0, 27.7)

Health insurance coverageAny (including government/VA)91.7 (91.0, 92.3)84.7 (84.3, 85.0)

Health care costTime in past 12 months when could not see doctor because of cost8.3 (7.7, 8.9)15.2 (14.9, 15.5)

Health providerNo personal doctor13.3 (12.5, 14.0)18.9 (18.6, 19.3)

Last health check-upWithin past year77.4 (76.6, 78.2)67.1 (66.8, 67.5)
1–5 years ago16.4 (15.7, 17.1)23.6 (23.2, 23.9)
Never6.2 (5.8, 6.6)9.3 (9.0, 9.5)

CI: confidence interval.

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