Table 1

 Description of all patients aged 25 years or more discharged from New Zealand public hospital with diabetes, 1988 to 2001

WomenMen
numbermedianrangep valuenumbermedianrangep value *
*Comparing the Māori and Pacific groups with the non-Māori/non-Pacific group.
Age at diabetes discharge
    Māori565458.025.0 to 95.5<0.001561457.725.2 to 93.9<0.001
    Pacific322057.725.0 to 99.3<0.001251057.525.2 to 97.1<0.001
    Non-Māori/non-Pacific2824472.125.0 to 105.92960569.325.0 to 102.9
Age at death
    Māori200366.329.1 to 96.7<0.001222064.525.3 to 95.4<0.001
    Pacific57869.432.6 to 99.5<0.00162166.525.9 to 97.2<0.001
    Non-Māori/non-Pacific1140079.827.9 to 108.51247376.326.0 to 105.1
Length of follow up
    Māori56543.10 to 14<0.00156142.90 to 14<0.001
    Pacific32203.20 to 14<0.00125102.70 to 14<0.001
    Non-Māori/non-Pacific282442.70 to 14296052.60 to 14