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Table 3 Physical characteristics and biochemical parameters of patients with or without DPN

From: The prevalence, patterns and predictors of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in a developing country

Mean (±SD)  
  DPN present DPN absent Correlation coefficient p value
Height (cm) 155.7 (±9.0) 153.4 (±9.5) 0.167 <0.05
Weight (kg) 54.6 (±11.5) 58.6 (±11.2) −0.162 <0.01
Body mass index (kg/m2) 22.8 (±3.6) 24.2 (±4.0) −0.150 <0.01
Waist circumference (cm) 83.2 (±11.7) 86.2 (±10.3) −0.151 <0.05
Hip circumference (cm) 90.9 (±8.9) 93.6 (±8.9) −0.150 <0.05
Waist-hip ratio 0.92 (±0.08) 0.92 (±0.06) −0.033 NS
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 140 (±25) 138 (±21) 0.030 NS
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 78 (±12) 80 (±12) −0.082 NS
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 217.4 (±49.3) 217.1 (±43.2) −0.007 NS
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 138.8 (±38.5) 142.3 (±44.2) 0.013 NS
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 47.4 (±9.5) 45.8 (±9.1) 0.063 NS
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 162.1 (±97.4) 138.2 (±67.4) −0.133 <0.05