Table 2—

Comparison of selected variables at baseline by diabetes status

With diabetesWithout diabetesP
n1,01818,363
Men (%)70.765.00.002
Current smokers (%)39.341.50.17
Age (years)53.447.1<0.001
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)237.8225.3<0.001
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl)148.6148.00.68
VLDL cholesterol (mg/dl)45.628.7<0.001
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)43.648.6<0.001
Non-HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)194.1176.7<0.001
Triglycerides (mg/dl)254.1151.4<0.001
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)141.4129.4<0.001
BMI (kg/m2)27.325.8<0.001