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Table 2 Follow-up principal characteristics of 1917 outpatients with type 2 diabetes according to 10-years overall mortality

From: Plasma triglycerides predict ten-years all-cause mortality in outpatients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a longitudinal observational study

  Follow-up values p
Alive Deceased
(N = 1822) (N = 95)
Weight (Kg) 83.8 ± 16.4 84.7 ± 17.9 0.57
BMI (Kg/m 2 ) 29.8 ± 5.1 29.5 ± 4.8 0.64
Fasting glucose (mg/dl) 143.3 ± 30.6 148.8 ± 36.9 0.08
HbA 1c (%) 7.6 ± 1.2 7.7 ± 1.3 0.22
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 136.7 ± 11.9 136.1 ± 12.0 0.66
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 80.4 ± 5.6 79.0 ± 5.2 0.01
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 196.0 ± 36.1 197.5 ± 37.1 0.71
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 113.6 ± 32.2 114.8 ± 31.2 0.72
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 50.5 ± 12.8 50.0 ± 13.9 0.74
Triglycerides (mg/dl) ° 147.0 (108.0-196.0) 149.5 (115.5-204.0) 0.52
Creatinine (mg/dl) ° # 0.9 (0.8-1.1) 1.1 (0.9-1.7) 0.001
Complications (%)    
  - Hypertension 71.0 74.7 0.25
  - Dyslipidaemia 79.5 86.3 0.06
  - Coronary hearth disease 5.8 7.4 0.32
  - Cerebro-vascular disease 1.3 2.1 0.35
  - Peripheral arterial disease 2.9 6.3 0.06
  - Nephropathy 17.0 36.8 0.001
  - Retinopathy 8.3 16.8 0.007
  - Neuropathy 3.0 4.2 0.33
Treatments (%)    
Antihypertensive 55.8 63.2 0.09
Lipid-lowering 37.9 26.3 0.01
Antidiabetic    
  - Only diet 10.0 14.7 0.21
  - Biguanides 33.5 16.8 0.001
  - Sulfonylureas 4.9 3.2 0.32
  - Biguanides  +  Sulfonylureas 29.6 22.1 0.07
  - Insulin 7.0 23.2 0.001
  - Insulin  +  OHA 15.0 20.0 0.12
  1. Mean values were calculated upon all records during follow-up, with a mean number of 10 visits for each patient (range: 6 to 15 visits). The total prevalence of complications and treatments were evaluated at the time of the end of the study.
  2. ° Median (interquartile range) # Not available in 552 patients.