Carrae Echols MS

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To examine the differential effect of medication non-adherence over time on all-cause mortality by race/ethnicity. Data on a longitudinal cohort of veterans with type 2 diabetes was examined. The main outcome was time to death. Primary independent variables were race/ethnicity and mean medication possession ratio (MPR) categorized into quintiles over the(More)
Racial differences in mortality among veterans with diabetes are less well characterized than those in the general population. To examine racial differences in all-cause mortality in a large sample of veterans with diabetes. A retrospective cohort. Participants comprised 8,812 veterans with type 2 diabetes. The main outcome measure was time to death. The(More)
Few studies have examined racial/ethnic differences in blood pressure (BP) control over time, especially in an equal access system. We examined racial/ethnic differences in longitudinal BP control in Veterans with type 2 diabetes. We collected data on a retrospective cohort of 5,319 Veterans with type 2 diabetes and initially uncontrolled BP followed from(More)
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