Table 1

Characteristics of patients at diabetes diagnosis

Complete cohortEarly cohortRecent cohort
diagnosed in 1995–2010diagnosed in 1997–2003diagnosed in 2004–2010
n = 101,799n = 32,551n = 67,382
Sex, n (%)
 Men56,618 (56)17,852 (55)37,748 (56)
 Women45,181 (44)14,699 (45)29,634 (44)
Age, years62.6 (13.2)63.4 (12.8)62.1 (13.4)
HbA1c %8.37 (2.17)8.67 (2.15)8.20 (2.16)
HbA1c, mmol/mol68 (24)71 (24)66 (24)
SBP, mmHg141 (19)144 (20)139 (19)
BMI, kg/m2*31.3 (6.4)30.5 (6.1)31.7 (6.6)
LDL, mmol/L2.98 (1.05)3.13 (1.01)2.93 (1.06)
HDL, mmol/L1.22 (0.37)1.24 (0.44)1.22 (0.36)
Smoking, n (%)
 No38,455 (38)10,386 (32)27,549 (41)
 Yes52,842 (52)14,294 (44)38,087 (57)
 Unknown10,502 (10)7,871 (24)1,746 (3)
Statins, n (%)
 No40,692 (40)19,450 (60)19,484 (29)
 Yes61,107 (60)13,101 (40)47,898 (71)
MI history, n (%)
 No95,464 (94)30,363 (93)63,369 (94)
 Yes6,335 (6)2,188 (7)4,013 (6)
  • Data are mean (SD) or as indicated.

  • *BMI was missing in 4,556 (4.5%) of the total of 101,799 patients.

  • †LDL and HDL were missing in 41,282 (41%) of the total of 101,799 patients.