Table 2—

Relationships between plasma fibrinogen level and clinical parameters: correlation coefficients

ParameterAll patients (n = 909)
Men (n = 504)
Women (n = 405)
r*Pr*Pr*P
Age (years)0.130.00020.170.00010.080.09
Duration of type 1 diabetes (years)0.020.540.010.810.020.74
BMI (kg/m2)0.15<0.00010.140.00190.190.0002
Waist-to-hip circumference ratio0.040.270.20<0.00010.040.39
Triglycerides (mg/dl)0.070.050.130.00470.000.97
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)0.17<0.00010.18<0.00010.150.0025
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl)0.16<0.00010.19<0.00010.150.0028
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)0.010.74−0.080.080.050.39
HbA1c (%)0.110.00140.120.01010.100.0480
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)0.050.160.040.400.110.0241
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)0.070.03670.050.310.160.0011
Log albumin excretion rate (mg/24 h)0.100.00390.130.00330.060.21
ETDRS retinopathy score0.040.260.020.680.070.16
Common carotid IMT (mm)0.030.320.080.090.020.74
Internal carotid IMT (mm)0.030.390.050.330.060.25
Average ankle-brachial index−0.070.0305−0.020.66−0.130.008
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    * Pearson correlation coefficient with plasma fibrinogen level. Values in bold type are statistically significant.