TABLE 4.

Southeastern Regional Medical Center Quantitative Data from Before and After Hurricane Matthew

Time PeriodMean HbA1c (SD)*Frequency of DKA (%)
Within 6 months before the storm (n = 3,057)8.34 (1.87)39 cases out of 4,025 admissions -1.00%
Within 6 months after the storm (n = 2,940)8.31 (1.93)87 cases out of 3,779 admissions -2.30%
Independent T-test (P-value)0.54< .0001
  • * If an individual had more than HbA1c measure, the data point that was further away, based on date, from the storm landfall in North Carolina (October 8th, 2016) was chosen

  • ** Significant P-value calculated