Journal of Diabetes Research / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Social Support Groups in the Maintenance of Glycemic Control after Community-Based Intervention

Table 1

Participants’ sociodemographic, behavioral, and biological characteristics for combined sample at and by group at .

VariableBaseline = 3 months =
Total ()SSG ()Control ()

Age (years)54.53 10.1854.62 11.0654.42 9.29
Sex
 Female23 (50)10 (40)13 (62)
Ethnicity
 Hawaiian 27 (57)14 (56)13 (59)
 Micronesian16 (34)8 (32)8 (36)
 Filipino2 (4)2 (8)0 (0)
 Other2 (4)1 (4)1 (5)
Education
 Less than high school6 (13)2 (8)4 (19)
 High school diploma/GED27 (60)16 (67)11 (52)
 Some college/tech10 (22)5 (21)5 (24)
 College degree2 (4)1 (4)1 (5)
Marital status
 Never5 (11)4 (16)1 (5)
 Currently26 (58)14 (56)12 (60)
 Disrupted14 (31)7 (28)7 (35)
Weight (kg)100.77 24.39106.42 28.3697.05 12.90
BMI (kg/m2)36.01 6.7737.27 7.6635.42 4.63
HbA1c (%) 9.98 2.238.96 1.829.47 2.69
Cholesterol (mg/dL)183.45 43.77171.79 36.82171.24 38.80
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL)93.36 38.4992.38 37.8481.36 37.41
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL)40.72 13.4042.00 14.9038.33 7.34
Triglycerides (mg/dL)240.59 171.07234.00 175.38268.19 142.08
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 129.41 15.77137.48 24.81132.03 21.43
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)76.46 11.0081.72 14.2276.50 12.96
Diabetes care profile score 2.93 0.863.55 0.803.52 0.87
Problem areas in diabetes score34.41 23.4326.80 20.7026.46 27.52
Summary of diabetes self-care activities score17.00 4.8118.52 4.1218.06 5.02

Note. Body mass index is abbreviated as BMI, high-density lipoprotein as HDL, low-density lipoprotein as LDL, and social support group as SSG. HbA1c is the measure of glycated hemoglobin.
Data shown as mean SD or (%).
No significant differences between SSG and control group at or , all values > 0.15.

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