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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Age modification of diabetes-related hospitalization among First Nations adults in Alberta, Canada

  First nations Non-first nations p-value
N = 8007 N = 175,647
Persons having a hospitalization for diabetes-related ACSC N (%) 710 (8.9%) 4450 (2.5%) <0.001†
Age, years Mean (SD) 53.4 (13.9) 61.6 (15.1) <0.001*
Gender, women N (%) 4585 (57.3) 82,573 (47.0) <0.001†
Multimorbidity    
Charlson Comorbidity Indexǂ    
0–1, N (%) 5367 (67.0) 120,390 (68.5) 0.004†
2+, N (%) 2640 (33.0) 55,257 (31.5)  
Hypertension N (%) 4353 (54.4) 115,047 (65.5) <0.001†
Baseline A1c, % Mean (SD) 7.85 (2.14) 7.24 (1.56) <0.001*
Duration of diabetes, years 7.18 (4.44) 6.63 (4.39) <0.001*
Mean (SD)
  1. *Comparison by t-test.
  2. † Comparison by chi-square test.
  3. ǂ comorbidities considered included: myocardial infarct, congestive heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, dementia, cerebrovascular disease, chronic lung disease, connective tissue disease, peptic ulcer disease, chronic liver disease, malignancies, and chronic kidney disease.