Table 2

Mean differences between paired observations at baseline and month 6 in patients with baseline and follow-up values and not lost to follow-up

Mean difference between baseline and month 6 (95% CI)*

P value for t test


RBG, mg/dl (n = 2,725)

108.7 (103.1 to 114.3)

< 0.001

HbA1c, % (n = 824)

2.7 (2.3 to 3.0)

< 0.001

SBP, mm Hg (n = 801)

13.5 (12.1 to 14.9)

< 0.001

DBP, mm Hg (n = 688)

11.7 (10.8 to 12.6)

< 0.001

BMI, kg/m2 (n = 1,364)

-0.4 (-0.5 to -0.3)

< 0.001


For BMI, only patients with elevated baseline BMI (≥23.0) were included in the analysis. For SBP, only patients with elevated baseline SBP (>130 mm Hg) were included in the analysis. For DBP, only patients with elevated baseline DBP (>80 mm Hg) were included in the analysis.

*Mean difference between two observations taken on each individual.

BMI = body mass index; DBP = diastolic blood pressure; RBG = random blood glucose; SBP = systolic blood pressure.

Raguenaud et al. BMC Medicine 2009 7:33   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-7-33

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