Table 1:

Baseline characteristics of youth with diabetes in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador on their 17th birthday

CharacteristicNo. (%) of participants*
Ontario
n = 2525
Newfoundland and Labrador
n = 93
Male sex1309 (51.8)47 (50.5)
Duration of diabetes, yr
 Mean ± SD7.4 ± 3.87.9 ± 3.8
 Median (IQR)6.7 (4.3–10.2)7.6 (4.5–11.0)
Deprivation quintile
 1 (least deprived)702 (27.8)13 (14.0)
 2587 (23.2)13 (14.0)
 3504 (20.0)15 (16.1)
 4364 (14.4)13 (14.0)
 5 (most deprived)326 (12.9)39 (41.9)
 Missing42 (1.7)< 6
Rurality
 Not census metropolitan area (rural)387 (15.3)59 (63.4)
 Census metropolitan area (urban)2138 (84.7)34 (36.6)
  • Note: IQR = interquartile range, SD = standard deviation.

  • * Except where noted otherwise.

  • Based on the 2006 Canadian Marginalization Index.18

  • Added to quintile 5 owing to small cell size.