TABLE 3

Independent predictors of IMT in patients with type 2 diabetes

Common carotid artery IMT
βtP
Age (years)0.2392.5620.012
Sex (male)−0.118−1.1140.268
WHR0.1421.2740.206
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)−0.239−1.4970.138
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l)0.2312.6490.009*
hsCRP (mg/l)−0.034−0.3930.696
A1C (%)0.0891.0310.305
AER (mg/24h)0.0340.3850.701
Current smoker (yes)0.1071.2920.200
MAP, 24 h (mmHG)−0.104−1.2190.226
Diabetes duration (years)0.1972.2690.026
Serum adiponectin (μg/ml)−0.128−1.3620.177
Urinary adiponectin (μg/g creatinine)0.3604.005<0.001§
r0.665
r20.442
  • *P < 0.01;

  • †log-transformed variables;

  • P < 0.05;

  • §P < 0.001.