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Table 1 Patient characteristics at the two participating sites (Hackensack, NJ, and Bronx, NY)—patient characteristics include age in years, HbA1C  %, race, gender, Hollingshead (SES status), past history of facing disaster, general preparedness and diabetes preparedness

From: Evaluating emergency preparedness and impact of a hurricane sandy in pediatric patients with diabetes

  Hackensack, NJ (n = 65) Bronx, NY (n = 77) Total Significance (p value)
Age (years)
 Mean ± SD 13.3 ± 2 13.3 ± 2 13.3 ± 2 NS
HbA1C %
 Mean ± SD 8.2 ± 1 9.3 ± 2.3 8.8 ± 1.9 %
well controlled 24 %
moderately controlled 40 %
poorly controlled 36 %
<0.008
Frequencies (%) race
 Caucasian 75 (n = 49) 12 (n = 9) 41 (n = 58)  
 African American 5 (n = 3) 22 (n = 17) 14 (n = 20) <0.0001
 Hispanic 14 (n = 9) 58 (n = 45) 38 (n = 54)  
 Mixed 6 (n = 4) 8 (n = 6) 7 (n = 10)  
Gender
 Female 38 (49 %) 36 (55 %) 74 (52 %)  
Hollingshead (SES status) 45 ± 14 33 ± 16 39 ± 15 <0.0001
SES (frequency %)
 High 53 (n = 35) 27 (n = 21) 39 (n = 56) <0.002
 Moderate 36 (n = 23) 29 (n = 22) 31 (n = 45) <0.001
 Low 11 (n = 7) 44 (n = 34) 29 (n = 41) 0.31
Past history of facing disaster (frequency %)
 No history 1 (n = 1) 0 7 (n = 1)  
 History of one 63 (n = 41) 66 (n = 51) 65 (n = 92) NS
 More than one 36 (n = 23) 34 (n = 26) 35 (n = 49)  
General preparedness (frequency %)
 High 39 (n = 25) 52 (n = 40) 46 (n = 65)  
 Moderate 61 (n = 40) 42 (n = 32) 51.5 (n = 72) NS
 Low 0 6 (n = 5) 4 (n = 5)  
Diabetes preparedness (frequency %)
 High 85 (n = 55) 82 (n = 63) 83 (n = 118) NS
 Moderate 15 (n = 10) 14 (n = 11) 15 (n = 21) NS
 Low 0 4 (n = 3) 2 (n = 3) 0.03