Table 1—

Baseline characteristics of study participants by duration of diabetes

Overall<5 years5–10 years>10 years
n588262159167
Age (years)58 ± 957 ± 958 ± 861 ± 8
Men (%)56565853
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)141 ± 21141 ± 22139 ± 20143 ± 22
Hypertension (%)49514353
Hypertension treatment (%)31292640
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)219 ± 44218 ± 40225 ± 47217 ± 48
BMI (kg/m2)29 ± 630 ± 629 ± 529 ± 5
Current tobacco use (%)26263119
ECG left ventricular hypertrophy (%)2213
  • Data are means ± SD, unless noted otherwise. ECG, electrocardiogram.