Table C1Baseline characteristic of patients from the UKPDS

DemographicNumber of patients (N=3,867)
Age in years – mean (SD)53.3 (8.6)
Male/female2359/1508 (61%/39%)
Ethnicity (%) Caucasian/Indian Asian/African-Caribbean/other81/10/8/1
Weight in kg – mean (SD)77.5 (15.5)
BMI – mean (SD)27.5 (5.2)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) – mean (SD)135 (20)
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) – mean (SD)82 (10)
Smoking (%) never/ex/current34/35/31
Alcohol (%) none/social/regular/dependent22/56/18/1
Exercise (%) sedentary/moderately active/active/fit20/35/40/5
FPG (mmol/l) – median (IQR)8.0 (7.1–9.7)
HbA1c (%) – mean (SD)7.08 (1.51)
Plasma insulin (pmol/l) – geometric mean (±1SD)92 (52–160)
Triglyceride (mmol/l) – geometric mean (±1SD)2.35 (0.84–6.55)
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) – mean (SD)5.4 (1.1)
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l) – mean (SD)3.5 (1.0)
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l) – mean (SD)1.07 (0.24)

From: Appendix C, Health economic analysis of third-line therapy with insulins, glitazones or exenatide in Type 2 diabetes

Cover of Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes: National Clinical Guideline for Management in Primary and Secondary Care (Update).
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 66.
National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions (UK).
Copyright © 2008, Royal College of Physicians of London.

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