RACIAL/ETHNIC DIFFERENCES IN MULTIPLE DIABETES OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES

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Objective: To determine racial/ethnic differ- ences in control of multiple diabetes outcomes in a large, diverse primary care sample.

Methods: 661 adults with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) were recruited from three primary care settings. The primary outcomes were individual and composite control of multiple diabetes outcomes. Control of individual diabetes outcomes were defined as hemoglo- bin A1c (HbA1c) ,7%, blood pressure (BP) ,130/80 mmHg and low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol ,100mg/dL. Composite con- trol was defined as having all three outcomes under control. Linear and logistic regression models were used to assess differences in individual means and individual and composite outcomes control between non-Hispanic Blacks (NHB) and Whites (NHW) adjusting for relevant covariates.  Read More