Table 3—

Characteristics of patients with and without MH

MH groupMN group
Number (%)97 (57)73 (43)
Age (years)68 ± 964 ± 9
Sex (female/male)54/4333/40
BMI (kg/m2)24 ± 3*23 ± 2
Blood pressure (mmHg)
 SBP164 ± 19*124 ± 9
 DBP88 ± 12*73 ± 9
Laboratory variables
 HbA1c (%)6.5 ± 0.96.5 ± 0.9
 Triglycerides (mg/dl)149 ± 77133 ± 85
 Total cholesterol (mg/dl)195 ± 36197 ± 30
 LDL cholesterol (mg/dl)105 ± 33106 ± 30
 HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)60 ± 1964 ± 17
 Serum creatinine (mg/dl)0.9 ± 0.40.8 ± 0.2
 Urinary albumin excretion (μg/mg creatinine)430 ± 1,322*11 ± 7
  • Data are means ± SD. The blood pressure in both groups was measured at the home.

  • *

    * P < 0.01 and P < 0.05 versus patients with MN,

  • number in parenthesis is a percent ratio of patients in each group for all subjects.