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Table 4 Comparison of demographics, acute illnesses and co-morbidities according to glucose control status

From: Improved outcome of patients with diabetes mellitus with good glycemic control in the cardiac intensive care unit: a retrospective study

  Over 50% of glucose between 71 and 200 mg/dL
No n = 177 Mean ± SD Yes n = 166 Mean ± SD p value
Age (years) 66.5 ± 11.0 69.0 ± 10.8 0.035
Male sex (%) 63.8 72.9 0.072
Acute illnesses during admission
 Acute infection (%) 5.6 2.4 0.130
 Acute renal failure (%) 6.2 2.4 0.085
 Pulmonary edema (%) 6.8 4.8 0.439
 Acute stroke (%) 0.6 0 0.322
Co-morbidities and risk factors
 Hypertension (%) 70.1 57.2 0.013
 Hyperlipidemia (%) 61.6 55.4 0.247
 Obesity (%) 13.6 9.6 0.258
 Chronic renal failure (%) 8.5 8.4 0.989
 Smoking (%) 7.9 2.4 0.022
 CHF (%) 6.8 3.6 0.189
 History of stroke (%) 4.0 1.8 0.237
 Endocrine (%) 3.4 3.6 0.910
 Past smoker (%) 2.3 2.4 0.927
 Charlson Comorbidity Index 2.05 ± 1.67 1.59 ± 1.67 0.011
  1. Values in italics signify statistically significant results
  2. SD standard deviation