Table 2—

Correlation coefficients between urinary and circulating TGF-β1 and Amadori albumin and risk factors for microvascular complications

TGF-β1 urine*TGF-β1 circulatingAmadori albumin
n532534535
Age0.07−0.030.09 (0.04)
Diabetes duration0.14 (0.002)−0.010.12 (0.005)
HbA1c0.32 (<0.0001)0.15 (0.0004)0.43 (0.0001)
Systolic blood pressure0.13 (0.003)0.050.09 (0.03)
Diastolic blood pressure0.020.08−0.02
AER0.37 (<0.0001)0.070.22 (0.0001)
Amadori albumin0.26 (<0.0001)0.21 (<0.0001)
TGF-β1 urine0.060.26 (0.0001)
TGF-β1 circulating0.060.21 (0.0001)
Cholesterol0.16 (0.0003)0.080.16 (0.0002)
HDL cholesterol0.070.040.16, (0.0002)
Triglyceride0.14 (0.01)−0.030.13 (0.02)
Waist−0.10 (0.02)0.00−0.07
Height−0.20 (<0.0001)−0.08−0.13 (0.003)
Weight−0.18 (<0.0001)−0.08(0.05)−0.11 (0.01)
Waist-to-hip ratio−0.09 (0.03)0.05−0.06
  • Data in parentheses are P values.

  • *

    * Urinary TGF-β1 indexed to creatinine;

  • fasting triglyceride only restricted to n = 332 for urinary TGF-β1, n = 334 for circulating TGF-β1, and n = 335 for Amadori albumin.