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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of diabetic subjects with and without microalbuminuria (MA)

From: Prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in type 2 diabetic subjects with and without microalbuminuria

  MA (+) MA (-) P
Males/females 53/47 52/48 0.88
Age (years) 65.5 ± 11.1 65.4 ± 11.3 0.94
Waist (cm) 105.5 ± 11.4 104.1 ± 12.5 0.82
Current smokers 45 44 0.88
Duration of diabetes (years) 14.7 ± 7.8 13.6 ± 8.2 0.39
HbA1c (%) 7.6 ± 1.4 8.1 ± 1.4 0.46
Body mass index (Kg/m2) 32.7 ± 8.3 31.4 ± 6.2 0.18
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 140.9 ± 18.1 141.2 ± 18.2 0.92
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 75.7 ± 10.2 76.9 ± 12.8 0.47
Glucose (mg/dl) 156.8 ± 44.6 155.9 ± 53.8 0.89
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 178.3 ± 54.9 176.6 ± 38.4 0.81
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 48.6 ± 14.7 49.9 ± 15.2 0.54
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 98.8 ± 35.5 101.3 ± 32.7 0.54
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 145.4 ± 38.0 133.9 ± 32.9 0.34
Urea (mg/dl) 47.2 ± 14.1 37.0 ± 12.7 < 0.001
Creatinine (mg/dl) 1.1 ± 0.6 0.9 ± 0.3 0.03
CAD (yes) 39 23 0.01
Retinopathy (yes) 44 39 0.47
Hypertension (yes) 87 72 < 0.001
Hyperlipidemia (yes) 74 81 0.24
Treatment for diabetes - - -
   Antidiabetic tablets 71 73 0.75
   Insulin 63 54 0.75
  1. P values for the comparison between subjects with and without MA by independent samples t-test for continuous variables or by Pearson χ2 for nominal variables.
  2. HDL: high density lipoprotein; LDL: low density lipoprotein; CAD: coronary artery disease; PAD: peripheral artery disease.