Table 1

Characteristics of SHIELD respondents with type 2 diabetes mellitus or no diabetes mellitus

Characteristics

T2DM

(n = 3,283)

No diabetes mellitus

(n = 7,687)


Age, years, mean (SD)

61.3 (12.3)*

55.5 (16.2)

Males, %

39.7

38.0

White, %

85.5*

89.0

Education, % with no more than a high school degree

35.2*

28.6

Income, % with <$35,000

45.9*

34.9

BMI for men, mean (SD)

32.1 (7.1)*

30.1 (6.0)

BMI for women, mean (SD)

35.5 (9.0)*

30.4 (7.7)

Waist circumference for men, cm, mean (SD)

112.9 (20.0)*

107.4 (16.7)

Waist circumference for women, cm, mean (SD)

112.8 (19.8)*

99.7 (19.4)


*p < 0.001 vs. no diabetes mellitus

Bays et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:57   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-57

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