Table 1—

Baseline data on long-duration type 1 diabetic patients who died or survived during a 7-year follow-up

DeadAliveP
n27108
Age (years)59.6 ± 12.856.4 ± 10.50.23
Men:women17:1071:370.78
Duration of diabetes (years)39.1 ± 6.837.7 ± 6.80.35
BMI (kg/m2)25.4 ± 3.526.2 ± 3.40.32
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)148 ± 22143 ± 210.25
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)77 ± 1277 ± 90.99
HbAIc (%)7.2 ± 26.9 ± 1.30.4
Serum creatinine (μmol/l)124 ± 7891 ± 270.041
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)5.7 ± 1.25.5 ± 1.10.36
Triglycerides (mmol/l)1.5 (0.4–4.3)1.1 (0.3–8.2)0.07
Abnormal albumin excretion (%)5918.5<0.001
Smoking (%)56430.22
Preexisting cardiovascular disease (%)67390.009
Use of antihypertensive medication12 (44)28 (26)0.06
Use of ACE inhibitors6 (22)16 (15)0.35
  • Data are means ± SD, median (range), or n (%). Student’s t test or χ2 test used as appropriate. Serum triglycerides analyzed by Mann-Whitney U test.