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Table 5 Variables associated with adequate glycemic control (HbA1c < 7%) in patients eligible for secondary analyses

From: Glycemic control of adult patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus in Arabian Gulf Countries; PREDICT

Patient characteristics Adequate Glycemic Control
(HbA1c < 7%)
(n = 66)
Inadequate Glycemic Control
(HbA1c ≥ 7%)
(n = 175)
P-value
Valid n = Count/ Mean % / SD Valid n = Count/ Mean % / SD
Demographics and patients’ characteristics at the study visit
 Age – yr 66 34.1 8.5 175 31.4 9.5 0.046 a
 Female gender 66 28 42.4% 175 88 50.3% 0.276 b
 Health insurance present 66 53 80.3% 175 129 73.7% 0.289 b
 BMI - Kg/m2 64 25.2 3.2 173 26.7 5.4 0.009 a
 Duration of Diabetes – yr 63 15.4 10.4 169 14.4 8.43 0.491 a
 Comorbidities present 66 34 51.5% 175 76 43.4% 0.261 b
Incidence rates of symptomatic hypoglycemia in the last 2 months
 Probable Hypoglycemia 66 34 51.5% 175 64 36.6% 0.035 b
 Documented Hypoglycemia 66 26 39.4% 175 48 27.4% 0.073 b
At time of diagnosis
 Age at Onset – yr 63 19.1 10.7 169 17.1 8.3 0.172 a
 HbA1c - % 13 9.6 2.2 27 11.1 2.0 0.037 a
 Body weight – Kg 35 57.1 16.3 83 54.0 19.4 0.415 a
  1. a Student t-test used to compare between subgroups among metric variables. b Chi-square test used to compare between subgroups among categorical variables. c Mann-Whitney U test used to compare between subgroups among non-parametric variables