TABLE 1

Weighted medians (interquartile ranges) or proportions of baseline sociodemographic variables and risk factors in participants who developed diabetes and in those who did not: ARIC Study, 1987–1989

VariableDeveloped diabetesNo diabetes
n581572
Age (years)53 (49–58)52 (48–57)
Male (%)42.636.4
White (%)66.380.7
Parental history diabetes (%)34.321.1
Fasting glucose (mmol/l)6.04 (5.61–6.38)5.34 (5.05–5.66)
Current smokers (%)20.722.2
Ex-smokers (%)34.931.3
BMI (kg/m2)30.0 (26.7–33.9)26.1 (23.7–28.9)
WHR0.96 (0.92–1.00)0.91 (0.85–0.96)
Fasting insulin (pmol/l)100.4 (71.7–157.8)57.4 (35.9–86.1)
Hypertension (%)46.324.9
White cell count (109/l)6.1 (5.1–7.3)5.5 (4.6–6.6)
Fibrinogen (μmol/l)8.97 (7.79–10.14)8.23 (7.23–9.38)
  • Data are median (range).