VARIABLE

GROUP

Mean

S.D.

pvalue


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
 
 We used the KruskalWallis 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. Pvalue 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)