TABLE 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of the hypertensive, microalbuminuric type 2 diabetic patients at baseline

CharacteristicsR/I
P value
≥80<80
n5998
Age (years)62 ± 864 ± 9NS
Duration of diabetes (years)13 ± 412 ± 5NS
Systolic/diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)132/80 ± 11/5133/79 ± 13/7NS
Plasma cholesterol (mg/dl)221 ± 15189 ± 16P < 0.05
Plasma triglycerides (mg/dl)187 ± 32147 ± 31P < 0.05
A1C (%)7.3 ± 0.67.4 ± 0.7NS
Sex (male/female)40/1960/38NS
Coronary artery disease (%)4112P < 0.01
Carotid artery disease (%)319P < 0.01
Peripheral artery disease (%)4019P < 0.01
Renal histological category 1 (n)36/5930/98P < 0.01
Renal histological category 2 (n)19/5921/98P < 0.01
Renal histological category 3 (n)4/5947/98P < 0.01
Smoking habit (%)3912P < 0.01
  • Data are means ± SD. Blood pressure and glucose control values were those during the entire period of follow-up with drug treatments.