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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Following the money: copy-paste of lifestyle counseling documentation and provider billing

Variable Value patients with copy-pasted notes Value patients with no copy-pasted notes
Study patients, n 4,983 11,181
Age* 59.9 (13.2) 60.0 (14.0)
Women, n (%) 2,589 (52.0) 5,680 (50.8)
Ethnicity, n(%)   
  White 3,008 (60.4) 6,964 (62.3)
  Black 722 (14.5) 1,461 (13.1)
  Hispanic 800 (16.1) 1,561 (14.0)
Other (includes unknown) 453 (9.1) 1,195 (10.7)
English is the primary language, n(%) 3,925 (78.8) 9,055 (81.0)
Health insurance, n (%)   
  Private 1,801 (36.1) 4,715 (42.2)
  Government 3,109 (62.4) 6,302 (56.4)
  None 73 (1.5) 164 (1.5)
Charlson comorbidity index 6.8 (4.6) 5.9 (4.6)
Length of follow-up, mean (±SD), mo 82.7 (±28.7) 69.9 (±31.3)
Total time with elevated Hemoglobin A1c, mean (±SD), mo 49.9 (±32.2) 31.1 (±27.5)
  1. Data are mean (SD), unless otherwise indicated.
  2. *Age calculated at the start date of the first uncontrolled period.