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Table 1 Baseline characteristics for the 284 patients with T1DM presented for all and gender specified

From: Gender, alexithymia and physical inactivity associated with abdominal obesity in type 1 diabetes mellitus: a cross sectional study at a secondary care hospital diabetes clinic

  All Men Women P a
N 284 159 125  
Age (years) 42 (32, 51; 18–59) 43 (32, 52) 41 (30, 50) 0.12b
Diabetes duration (years) 20 (11, 30; 1–55) 21 (11–32) 19 (11, 29) 0.26b
Abdominal obesityc 49 (17) 13 (8) 36 (29) <0.001
General obesityd 34 (12) 11 (7) 23 (18) 0.005
High HbA1ce 78 (28) 39 (24) 39 (31) 0.23
Smoking f 28 (10) 18 (12) 10 (8) 0.42
Physical inactivityg 31 (11) 18 (12) 13 (11) 0.85
Cardiovascular complications 10 (4) 6 (4) 4 (3) >0.99
Clinical psychiatric diagnoses 38 (13) 16 (10) 22 (17) 0.079
Antidepressants 23 (8) 11 (7) 12 (10) 0.51
MDIIh and OAAi 17 (6) 6 (4) 11 (9) 0.15
CSIIj 26 (9) 13 (8) 13 (10)
MDIIh 241 (85) 140 (88) 101 (81)
  1. Data are n (%) or median (q1, q3; min-max)
  2. aFisher’s exact test unless otherwise specified
  3. bMann-Whitney U test
  4. cAbdominal obesity: WC men/women (meters): ≥ 1.02/≥ 0.88
  5. dGeneral obesity: BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
  6. eHigh HbA1c: >8.6% (>70 mmol/mol)
  7. Missing values men/women: f n = 6/6; g n = 6/6
  8. hMultiple daily insulin injections
  9. iOral antidiabetic agents. j Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion