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Table 1 Study population baseline characteristics

From: Can cardiac computed tomography predict cardiovascular events in asymptomatic type-2 diabetics?: results of a long term follow-up

Patient characteristics n (%) Patient characteristics Mean ± sd
Male 42 (49.4%) Age (years) 60 ± 10
Caucasian 85 (100%) Body mass index (Kg/m2) 30.9 ± 4.5
Current smoker 8 (9.4%) Waist circunference (cm) 104.4 ± 9.2
Ex-smoker 17 (20%) Duration of diabetes (years) 13 ± 9
Metabolic syndrome 59 (69.4%) HbA1c (%) 8.2 ± 1.7
Hypertension 79 (92.9%) Serum creatinine (μmol/L) 69 ± 16.7
Dyslipidemia 68 (80%) GFR (mL/min/1.73m2) 98.9 ± 25.7
Family history of CAD 8 (9.4) Urine microalbumin (mg/24h) 61.4 ± 132.4
Insulin treatment 42 (49.4%) Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 5 ± 1.3
Oral hypoglycaemic therapy 73 (85.9%) LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.1 ± 1
Statins 45 (52.9%) HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.2 ± 0.4
ACE inhibitor/ARB 31 (36.1%) Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.9 ± 1.3
Antiplatelets 69 (81.2%) C-reactive protein (mg/dL) 0.38 ± 0.35
Diabetic neuropathy 19 (24.1%) Framingham 21 ± 12
Diabetic retinopathy/nephopaty 30 (38%)   
  1. Legend: CAD, coronary artery disease; ACE, angiotensin-converting-enzyme; ARB, angiotensin receptor blocker; GFR, Glomerular filtration rate.