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Table 1 Comparison of baseline characteristics between respondents and non-respondents in the TLGS cohort*.

From: Population-based incidence of Type 2 diabetes and its associated risk factors: results from a six-year cohort study in Iran

  Respondent (N = 3307) Non-respondent (N = 1807) P
Age (years) 42 (13) 41 (15) 0.8
Sex (% males) 42.0 43 0.2
Family history of diabetes (%) 27 24 0.006
Systolic blood pressure(mm/Hg) 118 (18) 118 (18) 0.9
Diastolic blood pressure(mm/Hg) 78 (10) 77 (11) 0.02
Waist circumference (cm) 88 (12) 87 (12) 0.01
Body mass index (kg/m2) 26.7 (4.7) 26.3 (5.2) 0.004
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/l) 5.0 (0.5) 4.9 (0.5) 0.3
2-hours plasma glucose (mmol/l) 5.9 (1.6) 5.9 (1.6) 0.8
Triglyceride (mmol/l) 1.6 (1.2) 1.5 (1.1) 0.01
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.0 (0.2) 1.0 (0.2) 0.5
  1. *Respondents were those who developed diabetes during the follow-up or completed the phase 3 examination. Non-respondents did not participate in phase 3 examination.
  2. Data are mean (SD) for continuous (median with inter-quartile range for Triglyceride) and % for categorical variables.