TABLE 1

Age and age-adjusted clinical characteristics of healthy control and diabetic case subjects with IL-6 measurement (1989–1990)

Healthy control subjectsDiabetic patientsP
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Age (years)56 ± 856 ± 80.90
BMI (kg/m2)26.5 ± 6.230.6 ± 5.6<0.001
Physical activity (MET h/week)14.9 ± 17.812.2 ± 15.00.003
Alcohol consumption (g/day)5.80 ± 9.872.83 ± 6.57<0.001
Current smoker (%)11.712.90.48
Postmenopausal status (%)78.981.30.27
Log(IL-6) (ng/ml)0.64 ± 0.700.90 ± 0.69<0.001
  • Data are means ± SD or percent.