Sociodemographic Factors Associated With Engagement in Diabetes Self-management Education Among People With Diabetes in the United States.

We examined sociodemographic, patient, and behavioral characteristics associated with DSME in a nationally representative sample. METHODS: We analyzed data from the 2011-2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for 84 179 adults who self-identified receiving a diagnosis of diabetes. We constructed weighted, multivariate logistic regression models to examine the associations between DSME and sociodemographic characteristics (age, sex, race/ethnicity, marital status, education, and annual household income), patient characteristics (body mass index, having a regular provider, health insurance status, health status, and insulin use), and self-management behaviors (home foot examination, home blood glucose testing, and physical activity). RESULTS: More than half (n = 45 557, 53.7% [weighted]) of respondents reported engaging in DSME. Compared with non-Hispanic white adults, non-Hispanic black adults were more likely to engage in DSME (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] = 1.17; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.07-1.29). Respondents were less likely to engage in DSME if they were male (aOR = 0.85; 95% CI, 0.80-0.91) or Hispanic (aOR = 0.81; 95% CI, 0.71-0.92), were a high school graduate (but no college; aOR = 0.71; 95% CI, 0.66-0.78) or less than a high school graduate (aOR = 0.51; 95% CI, 0.45-0.59), had an annual household income of $15 000-$24 999 (aOR = 0.81; 95% CI, 0.73-0.89) or
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