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Table 1 Baseline characteristics. Values are medians (interquartile ranges) or number (%)

From: 16-year excess all-cause mortality of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients: a cohort study

Variable Men
n = 704
Women
n = 619
Total
n = 1323
Age at diagnosis (years) 63.6 (54.1-71.4) 67.5 (57.8-75.4) 65.3 (55.8-73.6)
Diagnostic plasma glucose (mmol/l) 13.7 (10.8-16.9) 13.7 (10.5-17.0) 13.7 (10.7-17.0)
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 6.1 (5.2-6.9) 6.3 (5.6-7.3) 6.2 (5.4-7.1)
Triglyceride (mmol/l) 1.96 (1.38-3.01) 1.97 (1.42-2.85) 1.96 (1.40-2.91)
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 144 (130-160) 155 (140-170) 150 (130-160)
Body mass index (kg/m2) 29.0 (26.3-31.7) 29.6 (26.0-33.7) 29.2 (26.2-32.8)
Urinary albumin (mg/ml) 13.3 (7.0-36.0) 9.7 (4.8-21.1) 11.6 (5.8-29.1)
Cardiovascular disease 214 (31.3) 178 (29.4) 392 (30.4)
Diabetic retinopathy 33 (5.3) 23 (4.2) 56 (4.8)
Peripheral neuropathy 139 (20.0) 112 (18.4) 251 (19.3)
Known cancer 26 (3.8) 51 (8.4) 77 (6.0)
Smoking    
   Never 90 (13.2) 295 (48.8) 385 (29.9)
   Former 299 (43.8) 147 (24.3) 446 (34.6)
   Current 294 (43.0) 163 (26.9) 457 (35.5)
Physical activity    
   Low 158 (23.2) 191 (31.5) 349 (27.1)
   Moderate 455 (66.9) 396 (65.2) 851 (66.1)
   High 67 (9.9) 20 (3.3) 87 (6.8)