Table 3

Levels of metabolic control biomarkers for diabetic population age ≥ 60, Costa Rica, 2004–2006.

Metabolic control indicators

(n)

95% CI


Mean

(SD)


HbA1C (%)

503

7.0

(1.8)

(6.8-

7.2)

SBPa (mmHg)

539

148.2

(23.4)

(146.0-

150.4)

DBPa (mmHg)

539

84.6

(12.4)

(83.4-

85.8)

Triglycerides (mg/dl)

516

179.9

(110.0)

(169.4-

190.4)

LDL (mg/dl)

463

131.1

(39.5)

(126.8-

135.4)

HDL (mg/dl)

516

41.2

(11.7)

(40.0-

42.4)


(%)


HbA1C ≥ 7%

503

36.9

(31.8-

41.9)

HbA1C ≥ 6.5%

503

52.1

(46.9-

57.3)

SBP ≥ 130 mmHga

539

78.2

(74.0-

82.4)

DBP ≥ 80 mmHga

539

65.9

(61.2-

70.6)

SBP ≥ 130 mmHg & DBP ≥ 80 mmHga

539

61.7

(56.8-

66.5)

Triglycerides ≥ 150 mg/dl

495

47.5

(42.3-

52.8)

LDL ≥ 100 mg/dl

463

78.3

(73.8-

82.8)

HDL ≤ 40 mg/dl

516

70.2

(65.5-

75.0)

Without aspirin intake

525

39.9

(34.9-

44.8)

Without influenza vaccine last year

537

45.9

(40.8-

51.0)

Without physician examination at least once a year

537

10.2

(7.1-

13.3)


Note: a/Arithmetic mean of two measurements

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