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Table 1 Baseline numerical and categorical variable of the sample (n = 26)

From: Insulin mediated improvement in glycemic control in elderly with type 2 diabetes mellitus can improve depressive symptoms and does not seem to impair health-related quality of life

Numerical baseline Median Minimum Maximum
Age (years) 66 60 79
BMI (Kg/m2) 28.1 21 41.3
Waist circumference (cm) 100.5 76 129
Hb A1C (%) 8.7 7.6 13.2
Number of medications 7 3 14
Years of T2D 8.5 1 37
Categorical baseline N %  
Gender (M/F) 7/19 36/64  
Marital status    
Single 4 15.3  
Married 16 61.5  
Widowed 6 23.2  
Educational level    
Iliterate 8 28.6  
Primary 8 28.6  
Secondary ou further 10 42.8  
Retinopathy 12 46.1  
Neuropathy 17 65.3  
Nephropathy 13 50  
Hypertension 26 100  
Hypoglycemia 8 30.7  
Insulin scheme    
Bedtime (NPH) 15 57.6  
Basal 10 38.4  
Basal-bolus 1 4.0  
Insulin prescribed    
NPH 25 96.1  
Detemir 1 3.84  
Aspart 1 3.84  
  1. SD standard deviation