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Table 2 Comparison of studied parameters stratified by the presence of neuropathy

From: The usefulness of quantifying intraepidermal nerve fibers density in the diagnostic of diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a cross-sectional study

  Without DSPN (n = 21) With DSPN (n = 15) p
Age (years)a 62 [13] 69 [11] 0.027*
Diabetes duration (years)a 7 [5] 12 [7] 0.044*
HbA1c (%)b 7.9 ± 0.8 8.6 ± 1.2 0.043*
BMI (kg/m2)b 29.3 ± 3.6 32.6 ± 3.3 0.008*
Total cholesterol (mg/dL)b 216.1 ± 49.9 194.1 ± 52.8 0.211
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL)b 127.8 ± 43.7 118.2 ± 39.6 0.503
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL)b 46.1 ± 8.4 43.8 ± 9.3 0.432
Triglycerides (mg/dL)b 210.6 ± 106.7 160.3 ± 83.4 0.137
  1. * Differences are statistically significant
  2. aNumerical continuous variables without Gaussian distribution. Values are presented as median and [interquartile range]. p value was calculated using Mann–Whitney U test
  3. bNumerical continuous variables with Gaussian distribution. Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation. p value was calculated using unpaired t-student test