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Table 1 Clinical and laboratory characteristics of the patients with diabetes in the mother or the father.

From: Familial history of diabetes and clinical characteristics in Greek subjects with type 2 diabetes

  Mother Father P
n 408 162  
Age (years) 65.55 ± 10.55 64.09 ± 12.31 0.15
Males/females n (%) 192 (47.1)/216 (52.9) 90 (55.6)/72 (44.4) 0.07
Body mass index (Kg/m2) 30.99 ± 5.64 31.70 ± 6.22 0.19
Age at diabetes diagnosis (years) 50.86 ± 12.7 50.61 ± 13.18 0.83
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 1135.09 ± 18.81 135.71 ± 18.44 0.72
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 79.23 ± 10.17 79.12 ± 11.93 0.91
HbA1c (%) 7.69 ± 3.83 7.80 ± 1.92 0.72
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 207.06 ± 53.79 202.69 ± 88.33 0.48
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 46.95 ± 14.06 48.81 ± 19.77 0.23
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 127.13 ± 46.53 115.12 ± 39.76 0.006
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 165.65 ± 120.96 167.91 ± 105.79 0.84
Hypertension (yes) n (%) 233 (57.1) 105 (64.8) 0.05
Dyslipidemia (yes) n (%) 198 (48.5) 84 (51.9) 0.47
Retinopathy (yes) n (%) 80 (19.6) 24 (14.9) 0.19
Nephropathy (yes) n (%) 17 (4.2) 3 (1.9) 0.18
Coronary artery disease (yes) n (%) 67 (16.5) 24 (14.8) 0.62
Treatment for diabetes n (%)    
Antidiabetic tablets 277 (67.9) 109 (67.3) 0.89
Insulin 125 (30.6) 50 (30.9) 0.96