TABLE 1

Characteristics of the two study groups

Diabetic patientsControl subjectsP
n2515
Sex ratio (M/F)13/911/4NS
Age (years)50.6 ± 5.750.3 ± 7.9NS
BMI (kg/m2)29.3 ± 5.727.2 ± 6.4NS
Heart rate (bpm)75 ± 1472 ± 10NS
Systolic pressure (mmHg)137 ± 10129 ± 9<0.05
Diastolic pressure (mmHg)83 ± 1078 ± 9NS
Total cholesterol
mmol/l5.04 ± 0.614.94 ± 0.71NS
mg/dl195 ± 24191 ± 28
Triglycerides
mmol/l1.50 ± 0.251.36 ± 0.21NS
mg/dl132 ± 22119 ± 18
HDL cholesterol
mmol/l1.62 ± 0.401.72 ± 0.37NS
mg/dl63 ± 1667 ± 14
LDL cholesterol
mmol/l3.11 ± 0.602.95 ± 0.67NS
mg/dl121 ± 23114 ± 26
• Data are means ± SD.