Table 1.

Clinical characteristics of 47 type 2 diabetic patients with nephropathy and the 21 patients from the cohort who had analyzable biopsy materiala

CharacteristicWhole GroupBiopsy Group
aData are expressed as mean (range) or *median (range). SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure. Retinopathy status; n, none; np, nonproliferative; p, proliferative. Retinopathy status was not available in two of the 47 patients (one of whom was in the biopsy group).
n [M/F]47 32/1521 15/6
Age (yr)59 (35 to 75)59 (43 to 75)
Known duration of diabetes (yr)15 (0.9 to 45)16 (0.9 to 45)
Total proteinuria (g/24 h)*2.4 (0.5 to 18.4)1.2 (0.9 to 12.7)
Creatinine clearance (ml/min)69 (24 to 198)65 (26 to 166)
SBP (mmHg)159 (136 to 188)157 (136 to 188)
DBP (mmHg)87 (60 to 109)85 (60 to 99)
HbA1c (%)8.6 (6.2 to 10.4)8.6 (6.2 to 10.3)
Retinopathy status (n/np/p)14/22/96/7/7