Table 1

Descriptive statistics of the data sets used in the study

Hypertension in patients with T2DM (n=3904)Hypertension in patients without diabetes (n=1403)p Value*
Mean age at the time of registration47.48±10.9243.24±10.74<0.001
Mean blood pressure values in mm Hg at registrationSP=122.05±9.07
DP=79.09±6.77
SP=120.98±10.12
DP=79.39±8.32
<0.001
0.225
Mean BMI in kg/m232.58±6.1633.11±6.660.11
Mean blood pressure values in mm Hg at onset of hypertensionSP=141.11±21.48
DP=84.0±10.75
SP=145.89±19.76
DP=91.69±11.71
<0.001
<0.001
Mean HbA1C values in %8.68±1.905.9±0.47<0.001
Mean duration of T2DM before onset of Hypertension in years2.85±1.94NA
Mean duration of registration before the onset of hypertension in years8.81±6.194.52±2.58
Sex distribution
 Men41.0% (n=1599)42.6% (n=597)0.51
 Women59.0% (n=2305)57.4% (n=806)0.59
BMI distribution
 Normal weight7.9% (n=307)8.3% (n=117)0.56
 Overweight29.6% (n=1157)28.2% (n=396)0.55
 Class I obesity30.5% (n=1191)28.4% (n=398)0.21
 Class II obesity18.9% (n=738)20.2% (n=284)0.35
 Class III obesity13.1% (n=511)14.8% (n=208)0.19
  • *The mean values presented in the previous two columns are compared using t test.

  • BMI, body mass index; HbA1C, glycated haemoglobin; T2DM, type 2 diabetes.