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Table 1 General characteristics of type 2 diabetic patients [Data were reported in mean ±SD or median (interquartile range)]

From: Serum osteocalcin level and its association with carotid atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes

  Male Female
n 382 435
proportion of PLQ (%) 61.5% 52.9%
Age (years) 61.28±11.74 61.60±11.82
duration of diabetes (years) 7.51±7.29 7.57±7.61
BMI (kg/m2) 24.87±2.78 25.62±3.67*
Waist circumference (cm) 86.75±8.39 82.87±8.91*
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.90±0.08 0.87±0.08*
DBP (mmHg) 82.27±11.42 81.45±11.39
SBP (mmHg) 138.47±19.62 139.75±21.39
FPG (mmol/L) 8.52±3.31 8.48±3.27
Fasting serum insulin (μU/ml) 6.78 (4.62-10.53) 6.85 (4.59-10.13)
HbA1c (%) 7.19±1.66 7.14±1.49
Serum uric acid (μmol/L) 315.47±83.29 281.28±69.74*
Serum urea (mmol/L) 6.46±1.91 5.91±1.62*
Serum creatinine (μmol/L) 80.23±24.54 60.68±16.76*
Serum cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.11±1.13 5.65±1.12*
#Serum triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.53 (1.07-2.22) 1.64 (1.15-2.41)
LDL-c (mmol/L) 2.92±0.84 3.122±0.95*
HDL-c (mmol/L) 1.24±0.40 1.38±0.38*
#CRP (mg/l) 2.40 (0.89-5.21) 1.75 (0.82-5.51)*
  1. Abbreviations: DBP diastolic blood pressure, SBP systolic blood pressure, FPG fasting plasma glucose, LDL-c low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, HDL-c high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
  2. * P < 0.05.
  3. #Serum fasting insulin, triglycerides and CRP were skew-distributed and had been log transformed to approximate normality before analysis.