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Table 1 Clinical and biochemical characteristics of the study population

From: The intestinal fatty acid binding protein-2 Ala54Thr polymorphism is associated with diabetic retinopathy in Chinese population

characteristics Diabetic retinopathy (n = 420) Diabetic without retinopathy (n = 390) P value
Sex(Male/Female) 212/208 190/200 >0.05
Age(yrs) 55.4 ± 8.9 56.3 ± 8.6 0.072
Duration of diabetes (years) 15.5 ± 2.3 13.3 ± 2.8 <0.001
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 150 ± 17 140 ± 13 <0.001
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 83 ± 13 82 ± 9 0.104
Fasting glucose (mmol/l) 7.6 ± 2.6 6.7 ± 2.1 <0.001
HbA1c(%) 9.3 ± 2.5 8.2 ± 2.4 <0.001
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 5.2 ± 1.1 5.1 ± 0.9 0.078
Triglycerides (mmol/l) 2.4 ± 1.1 1.8 ± 0.4 <0.001
Free fatty acid (mEq/l) 1.8 ± 0.3 1.3 ± 0.3 <0.001
BMI(kg/m2) 27.1 ± 3.3 26.4 ± 3.5 0.002