Baseline Characteristics and Latino Versus Non-Latino Contrasts Among Bronx A1C Study Participants

Elizabeth A. Walker, Lynn D. Silver, Shadi Chamany, Clyde B. Schechter, Jeffrey S. Gonzalez, Jeidy Carrasco, Danielle Powell, Diana Berger, Charles E. Basch

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We describe baseline demographic and psychosocial characteristics of low-income, diverse diabetes adults enrolled in a telephonic intervention trial. Environment for the study was New York City (NYC) A1C Registry program. Baseline data were analyzed from 941 participants randomized to either telephonic/print or print-only intervention to improve glycemic control. Summary statistics for key variables were calculated; we highlight baseline contrasts between Latino and non-Latino participants. There were high proportions of Latino (67.7%) and non-Latino Black (28.0%) participants from South Bronx. Mean age was 56.3 years, almost 70.0% were foreign born, and 55.8% preferred Spanish language. Mean A1C was 9.2% and mean body mass index (BMI) 32.1 kg/m2. There were significant contrasts between Latino and non-Latino participants for behavioral and psychosocial variables. This telephonic intervention study succeeded in randomizing a large number of low-income, diverse participants with poor diabetes control who are under-represented in studies. Latino versus non-Latino differences at baseline were striking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1030-1051
Number of pages22
JournalWestern Journal of Nursing Research
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Latino
  • diabetes
  • self-management support
  • telephonic intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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