Table 3

Correlation between FMD% and subject characteristics

FMD%Spearman correlation
CorrelationP
Age at study0.1650.473
BMI z score−0.1310.571
Diabetes duration0.0220.924
FPG0.2710.233
2-week BGSD0.500.021*
HbA1c0.4700.033
Triglycerides−0.2870.205
Cholesterol−0.070.754
LDL cholesterol−0.1770.441
HDL cholesterol0.3510.119
Cholesterol–to–HDL cholesterol−0.3490.121
hs-CRP−0.4210.092
Homocysteine−0.4970.070
RBC folate−0.0440.871
Fibrinogen−0.1290.597
Mean c-IMT0.1590.491
Mean SBP−0.0840.738
Mean DBP−0.1480.558
Baseline brachial artery diameter0.0540.814
  • BGSD, blood glucose SD.

  • *P = 0.021;

  • P = 0.033.