TABLE 3

Odds Ratios for Independent Variables Predicting Poor Glycemic Control at Follow-up Visit (Hemoglobin A1c ≥9%)a

VariableUnadjusted ResultsAdjusted Results
Odds Ratio95% Confidence LimitsP ValueOdds Ratio95% Confidence LimitsP Value
Sociodemographic factors
 Age, y, at follow-up0.790.65–0.97.0250.770.59–1.01.063
 Male versus female0.630.35–1.14.1270.700.34–1.43.326
 Nonwhite versus NH white2.181.10–4.33.0253.441.17–10.1.025
 Not private versus private insurance at follow-upb2.170.98–4.78.0551.470.55–3.88.443
 Highest parental education.897.352
  Some college versus ≤ high school0.940.38–2.282.040.64–6.53
  ≥ College graduate versus ≤ high school0.840.38–1.852.270.74–7.01
  ≥ College graduate versus some college0.900.45–1.801.120.49–2.56
Disease factors
 Diabetes duration at baseline visit1.020.98–1.07.3330.980.93–1.04.457
 Have a comorbidity at baselinec1.150.60–2.21.6661.010.44–2.29.991
 Hemoglobin A1c at baseline1.651.32–2.07<.0011.841.38–2.45<.001
Care factors
 Leave pediatrics by follow-upd1.180.66–2.12.5772.461.09–5.55.031
  • NH, non-Hispanic.

  • a Model controlled for SEARCH study site, time elapsed between baseline and follow-up visits as well as variables presented in the table.

  • b Not private group consists of n = 23 (74%) publically insured and n = 8 (26%) uninsured.

  • c Have a comorbidity: presence of at least 1 of the following physician-diagnosed conditions (as reported by study participants): asthma, polycystic ovarian disease, kidney disease, celiac disease, or hypertension.

  • d Leave pediatrics by follow-up: participant reporting that primary diabetes provider is an adult-trained physician at the follow-up visit.