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Table 1 Characteristics of the accepted studies and correlation of post prandial glucose level with CIMT.

From: Relationship between blood glucose and carotid intima media thickness: A meta-analysis

   Number of persons studied   Correlation coefficient
   Glucose category   Glucose Pearson's r
Author Year normal impaired diabetic Total Groups* (95% CI)
Faeh[1] 2007 776 150 184 1,110 3 0.075 (0.017-0.133)
Henry[2] 2004 278 168 301 747 3 0.094 (0.022-0.164)
Hunt[3] 2003 1,127 66 303 1,496 3 0.124 (0.074-0.174)
Ishizaka[4] 2003 738 334 166 1,238 3 0.056 (0-0.164)
Mohan[5] 2006 1,600 330 1,500 3,430 4 0.086 (0.053-0.119)
O'Leary[6] 1992 2,576 1,427 1,161 5,164 3 0.069 (0.042-0.096)
Niskanen[7] 1996 98 21 84 203 3 0.104 (-0.034-0.238)
Rajala[8] 2002 57 97 54 208 3 0.085 (-0.051-0.218)
Temelkova[9] 2000 265 82 88 435 4 0.180 (0.088-0.270)
Tuomilehto[10] 1998 100 25 44 169 3 -0.020 (-0.169-0.131)
Wagenknecht[11] 1998 635 313 444 1,392 4 0.077 (0.024-0.129)
Overall   8,250 3,013 4,329 15,592   0.082 (0.066-0.098)
  1. *Indicates the number of glucose categories reported. In the Temelkova study, four groups were reported; however, only three were used for the analysis