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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics in patients with and without statin prescription.*

From: Patterns and predictors of statin prescription in patients with type 2 diabetes

Characteristic Statin prescription No statin prescription
Number, (%) 13,150 (25.5%) 38,490 (74.5%)
Men (%) 27.6 72.4
Women (%) 23.4 76.6
Age (years) 65.6 ± 9.5 65.1 ± 11.3
Age at diagnosis of diabetes (years) 58.3 ± 10.2 58.5 ± 11.2
Diabetes duration (years) 7.3 ± 6.4 6.6 ± 6.1
Body mass index (kg/m2) 28.9 ± 4.4 28.9 ± 4.9
Smoking status   
   Never smoker (%) 23.6 76.4
   Former smoker (%) 31.5 68.5
   Current smoker (%) 24.4 75.6
Hypertension (%) 86.4 13.6
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 143 ± 17 143 ± 18
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 83 ± 10 83 ± 10
Microalbuminuria (%) 42.3 57.7
Creatinine (mg/dl) 1.35 ± 2.51 1.31 ± 2.45
Estimated glomerular filtration rate (ml/min) 74 ± 36 76 ± 37
HbA1c (%) 7.3 ± 1.3 7.3 ± 1.3
Fasting plasma glucose (mg/dl) 147 ± 46 148 ± 48
Lipoprotein concentrations   
   Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 221 ± 53 226 ± 50
   LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 131 ± 40 138 ± 38
   HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 48 ± 13 49 ± 14
   Triglycerides (mg/dl) 226 ± 260 218 ± 313
Estimated 5-year cardiovascular risk (primary prevention) 18.3 ± 10.6 14.5 ± 10.1
Atherosclerotic complications   
   Coronary heart disease (%) 43.5 56.5
   Cerebrovascular disease (%) 11.0 89.0
   Peripheral art. occlusive dis. (%) 15.5 84.5
  1. *Data are means ± SD or proportions (in %).