TABLE 6

Comparison of participants with normoalbuminuria and persistent microalbuminuria during the first year

Normo-albuminuriaMicro-albuminuriaP
n2138
Age at diabetes onset (years)8.9 ± 4.68.3 ± 4.80.707
Diabetes duration (years)7.9 ± 4.310.9 ± 5.30.052
AER (μg/min)4.5 (0.3–18.7)31.4 (21.4–77.5)
Baseline HbA1c (%)8.6 ± 1.59.4 ± 1.40.124
Baseline SBP (mmHg)114 ± 11114 ± 110.957
Baseline DBP (mmHg)62 ± 967 ± 100.097
  • Data are means ± SD or median (range). AER data are based on the median of the AER determinations used to classify patients as normoalbuminuric or microalbuminuric.