Table 1A

Patient characteristics

Demographic and clinical characteristics by ethnic group
VariableCategorywhiteSouth AsianBlackAll
N110137859716104
%186316
Mean age at baseline (years)60565857
Serum cholesterol (mmol/l)4.34.14.44.2
BMI34283129
Sex (%)Male59524753
Townsend group (%)Least19192020
Medium52485450
High29332631
Treatment group (%)Metformin Only7777
Combined Oral35504446
Insulin40303533
Metformin to Combined Oral10778
Any to Insulin9677
Diabetes duration0–2 years21181919
>2 years79828181