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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population (n = 198) stratified by insurance status

From: Quality of diabetes care and health insurance coverage: a retrospective study in an outpatient academic public hospital in Switzerland

  All cases N (%) or mean (SD) Insured (n = 118) N (%) or mean (SD) Uninsured (n = 80) N (%) or mean (SD) p-value*
Age (year) 53 (11) 54.0 (9.8) 51.5 (10.0) 0.087 a
Women 102 (51.5 %) 50 (42.4 %) 52 (65 %) 0.003
Origin (Europe) 64 (32.3 %) 54 (45.8 %) 10 (12.5 %) <0.001
New onset diabetes 63 (31.8 %) 31 (26.3 %) 32 (40 %) 0.060
Follow-up (days) 116 (371) 123 (430) 114 (327) 0.684 b
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. *Comparison between insured and uninsured groups
  3. a Student t-test7
  4. b Mann-Withney test