Table 1—

Demographic and clinical profiles of subjects with or without pain

No painPainTest statistic and P value
n1325
Age (years)57 (54–65)59 (53–62)Z = 0.08; P = 0.9
Duration of diabetes (years)7 (2–13 )7 (5–12)Z= −0.5; P = 0.6
Male (n)1315Fisher’s exact P = 0.008
Type 2 diabetes (n)1121χ2 = 0.002; P = 0.96
Height (m)1.8 (1.7–1.8)1.8 (1.7–1.8)Z = 1.5; P = 0.1
HbA1c (%)7.2 (6.6–8.9)7.1 (6.4–8.9)Z = 0.5; P = 0.7
VPT (volts)33 (21–50)35 (22–50)Z = −0.2; P = 0.9
Absent ankle reflexes (%)28.448χ2 = 0.5; P = 0.5
MNSI1.0 (0.5–5.5)3.0 (1.0–6.0)Z = −0.8; P = 0.4
CDT (°C)−2.67−3.42Z = −0.5; P = 0.6
Pain score08.0 (6.5–8.0)Z = −5.2; P < 0.001
IENF (density/3 mm)10 (3–19)3 (1–6)Z = 2.4; P = 0.02
  • Data are median (interquartile range), unless otherwise indicated.