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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the diabetic and non-diabetic subjects studied

From: Anaemia and kidney dysfunction in Caribbean Type 2 diabetic patients

Variables Type 2 diabetic patients Non-diabetic subjects
Gender (m/f ratio) 46/109 22/29
Age (yr) 65.9 ± 0.9 48.8 ± 1.2**
Duration of diabetes (yr) 10.6 ± 0.7 -
Weight (kg) 77.9 ± 1.2 83.3 ± 2.0*
Height (m) 1.64 ± 0.01 1.68 ± 0.01*
Body mass index (kg/m2) 28.6 ± 0.4 30.2 ± 0.8
Waist circumference (cm) 99.1 ± 1.0 95.5 ± 1.4
Hip circumference (cm) 105.0 ± 0.8 108.8 ± 1.4*
Unemployed (%) 112 (72.3) 3 (5.9)**
Cigarette smokers (%) 6 (3.9) 6 (11.8)*
Alcohol users (%) 29 (18.7) 23 (45.1)**
  1. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.001 for comparisons between diabetic and non-diabetic subjects