Table 1.

Descriptive statistics of the study population of recent immigrants: N = 130.

CHARACTERISTICSVALUE
Mean age, y51.2
Male sex, %45.0
Married marital status, %89.2
Employment, %
  • Employed full time or part time34.0
  • Unemployed, looking for work18.0
  • Unemployed, not looking for work48.0
Highest level of education, %
  • Less than high school33.3
  • High school or college14.7
  • University or higher52.0
Financial barriers, %
  • Not enough money to manage diabetes30.8
  • Costs of diabetes management not covered by insurance48.5
Mean score on the quality of provider-patient interaction scale3.89
Quality of provider-patient interaction, %
  • 1 (Worst)2.7
  • 219.4
  • 322.5
  • 425.2
  • 5 (Best)30.2
Overweight or obese, %19.7
Diabetes comorbidity, %
  • No additional problems34.6
  • 1 problem20.0
  • ≥ 2 problems45.4
Mean stress score2.5
Total diabetes self-management practices followed, %
  • 1 practice2.3
  • 2 practices9.2
  • 3 practices23.1
  • 4 practices35.4
  • All practices30.0
Mean diabetes self-management score3.8