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Table 2 Patient characteristics and laboratory values at baseline

From: Diabetes treatment patterns and goal achievement in primary diabetes care (DiaRegis) - study protocol and patient characteristics at baseline

  Total (n = 3,810) Men (n = 2,033) Women (n = 1,777) p-value (m vs. f)
Age (years) 65.9 (57.6-72.9) 64.7 (56.8-72.0) 67.2 (58.6-74.1) < 0.0001
Diabetes duration (years) 5.5 (2.9-9.4) 5.5 (2.8-9.3) 5.6 (3.0-9.4) n.s.
BMI (kg/m2) 30.0 (27.0-35.0) 30.0 (27.0-34.0) 31.0 (28.0-36.0) < 0.0001
Waist circumference (cm) 106 (98-116) 108 (100-118) 104 (95-114) < 0.0001
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 205 (177-232) 199 (172-228) 211 (185-236) < 0.0001
HDL-Cholesterol (mg/dl) 47 (40-57) 44 (38-52) 52 (44-61) < 0.0001
LDL-Cholesterol (mg/dl) 120 (98-145) 116 (93-142) 123 (103-147) < 0.0001
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 176 (127-243) 184 (129-266) 169 (125-228) < 0.0001
HbA1c (mg/dl) 7.4 (6.8-8.3) 7.5 (6.9-8.4) 7.3 (6.8-8.1) < 0.0001
Fasting plasma glucose (mg/dl) 142 (119-171) 144 (121-175) 140 (118-168) < 0.01
Postprandial glucose (mg/dl) 185 (155-221) 189 (159-225) 179 (151-216) < 0.0001
  1. BMI, body mass index; HDL, high density lipoprotein; LDL, low density lipoprotein; HbA1c, glycosylated haemoglobin A1c