Table 2. Correlations Between Clinic-Level Percentages of Patients Provided Diabetes-Related Preventive Services and Clinic-Level Patient Panel Characteristics
Clinic Patient Panel CharacteristicsCorrelation of Clinic-Level Patient Panel Characteristic with Delivery of Diabetic Preventive Services
Full Patient Panel*Restricted Patient Panel
Mean age0.400.480.140.420.380.480.210.37
Minority race§
No insurance−0.45−0.61−0.03−0.54−0.44−0.52−0.11−0.48
Continuous insurance0.460.600.040.550.450.530.080.48
Income <50% of FPL−0.010.45−0.170.13−0.030.41−0.110.10
  • Data are Spearman rank correlation coefficients.

  • * This includes all diabetic patients meeting inclusion criteria of at least 1 visit in 2006 and 2007; 425 patients were included in multiple clinic panels.

  • Each patient assigned to only one clinic denominator.

  • P < .05.

  • § Any patient with a race other than white. This includes black, Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander, nonwhite, and “other race.”

  • FDL, Federal poverty level; FLU, influenza vaccination; HbA1c, hemoglobin A1c monitoring; LDL, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol screening; Micro-Alb, urine microalbumin screening.