Table 1—

Clinical characteristics of the diabetic children by age-group

Age-group (years)
Total
<66–1212–18
n2686963711,335
Age at entry (years)
    Mean ± SD3.2 ± 1.59.2 ± 2.014.7 ± 1.59.5 ± 4.3
    Range0–56–1213–180–18
Age at diagnosis (years)
    Mean ± SD3.3 ± 1.58.4 ± 2.811.6 ± 4.18.3 ± 4.2
    Range0.5–60.8–130.8–18.50.5–18.5
Sex (% girls)51.553.246.651.0
HbA1c (%)
    Mean ± SD8.7 ± 1.58.9 ± 1.69.2 ± 1.99.0 ± 1.8
    Range4.9–14.14.0–14.14.1–14.14.0–14.1
Clinic visits
    Mean ± SD24.1 ± 14.921.9 ± 12.311.7 ± 6.519.4 ± 12.6
    Range1–541–471–271–54
Years of follow-up
    Mean ± SD5.6 ± 3.55.4 ± 3.12.8 ± 1.64.7 ± 3.1
    Range0–10.70–10.60–5.90–10.7
Socioeconomic disadvantage (%)
    Highest42.540.840.741.1
    Middle24.624.120.523.2
    Lowest32.835.138.835.7
Total insulin (units · kg−1 · day−1)
    Mean ± SD0.7 ± 0.20.9 ± 0.31.1 ± 0.41.0 ± 0.4
    Range0–2.60–2.70–3.80–3.8