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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Early identification of peripheral neuropathy based on sudomotor dysfunction in Mexican patients with type 2 diabetes

  Diabetes since Less than 5 years Diabetes since 5 years or more p value ¥
n 170 51  
Age (yrs) 58.6 ± 12.6 63.8 ± 11.8 0.0095
Gender, n (%)    0.364
Male 55 (32) 20 (39)  
Female 115 (68) 31 (61)  
BMI (kg/m2) 28.8 ± 6.2 27.2 ± 3.9 0.0297
Abnormal Michigan part B, n (%) 58 (34) 29 (57) 0.0035
Abnormal Feet ESC, n (%) a 121 (71) 44 (86) 0.1116
Abnormal Hands ESC, n (%) a 51 (30) 33 (65) < 0.0001
Abnormal Hands or Feet ESC, n (%)a 129 (76) 43 (84) 0.2036
Feet ESC (μS) 58.6 ± 12.6 47.9 ± 20.2 0.0009
Hands ESC (μS) 64.5 ± 16.3 48.5 ± 21.5 < 0.0001
  1. ¥p value of Student test for means and chi2 test for percentages
  2. aAbnormal feet ESC is defined as feet ESC < 70 μS and 60 μS for hands