Table 1

Comparison of preoperative patient characteristics between the LAGB and RYGB groups in the overall BOLD cohort

LAGB (n = 1,907)RYGB (n = 3,318)
Female sex66.466.9
Race (% Caucasian)81.481.8
Age (years)54.9 (10.7)53.1 (9.8)
Preoperative BMI (kg/m2)45.8 (7.2)47.9 (8.4)
Diabetes severity
 Insulin30.926.3
 Insulin and oral medication61.565.3
 Severe complications7.68.4
  • Data are presented as % or mean (SD).

  • P < 0.01.

  • Retinopathy, neuropathy, renal failure, or blindness.