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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study population

From: Toll/Interleukin-1 receptor member ST2 exhibits higher soluble levels in type 2 diabetes, especially when accompanied with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction

VARIABLE GROUP Mean S.D. p-value
AGE (years) A 55,10 10,50 0,107
  B 60,33 9,65  
  C 54,87 9,94  
  D 56,98 8,80  
  TOTAL 56,24 9,78  
SEX (% males) A 61,90 NA 0,081
  B 77,80 NA  
  C 45,80 NA  
  D 50,00 NA  
  TOTAL 58,90 NA  
DURATION OF DIABETES (years) A NA NA 0,136
  B NA NA  
  C 2,81 2,50  
  D 4,97 6,03  
BMI (Kg/m 2 ) A 27,83 4,62 0,005
  B 32,63 6,45  
  C 29,41 5,13  
  D 31,69 7,77  
  1. We used the Kruskal-Wallis test to analyze the variability of age, duration of diabetes & BMI and the chi squared test to analyze the sex variability between the 4 study groups. P-value found significant only for BMI, where the relative value of group A was significantly lesser than the correspondent of group B (p = 0,001) and group D (p = 0,002). All the other possible comparisons of BMI were found to be statistically insignificant. (NA = Not applicable)