Linear Association Between Household Income and Metabolic Control in Children With Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Despite Free Access to Health Care

JCEM: March 28, 2013

Background: In health care systems with a user fee, the impact of socioeconomic factors on pediatric insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) control could be due to the cost of accessing care.

Hypothesis: There is a linear association between household income and the average glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) of children and adolescents with IDDM despite free access to health care. Read more