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Table 5 Utilization of health care services in one year by 1109 adults with diabetes, by age group, after adjustment for gender, educational level, marital status race, and duration of diabetes.

From: Variation in diabetes care by age: opportunities for customization of care

Variable 45–64 Years
N = 627
65+ Years
N = 482
p-value
Mean number of mental health outpatient visits 0.3 0.2 0.06
Percent with one or more mental health outpatient visits 13.3 8.0 0.07
Mean number of primary care outpatient visits 9.3 14.8 <0.001
Mean number of specialty care outpatient visits 2.1 3.4 0.03
Percent with one or more specialty care outpatient visits 40.2 56.0 <0.001
Percent with one or more hospital admissions 11.2 22.6 <0.001