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Table 3—

Serum Cys C and serum Cr concentrations in normo- and microalbuminuric diabetic subjects according to age

All diabetic subjects (n = 176)*
Diabetic subjects age <80 years (n = 139)
Diabetic subjects age ≥80 years (n = 37)
Microalbuminuria
Microalbuminuria
Microalbuminuria
NoYesNoYesNoYes
n 121 55 97 42 24 13 
Duration of diabetes (years) 5.1 ± 5.2 8.2 ± 7.2 4.8 ± 5.2 7.6 ± 6.3 6.2 ± 5.5 10.0 ± 9.7 
Serum Cys C (mg/l) 1.10 ± 0.36 1.25 ± 0.52 1.04 ± 0.26 1.10 ± 0.35 1.37 ± 0.56 1.73 ± 0.70§ 
Serum Cr (μmol/l) 96.7 ± 25.1 103.3 ± 28.0 94.3 ± 19.1 98.2 ± 23.0 106.6 ± 40.6 119.7 ± 36.4 
All diabetic subjects (n = 176)*
Diabetic subjects age <80 years (n = 139)
Diabetic subjects age ≥80 years (n = 37)
Microalbuminuria
Microalbuminuria
Microalbuminuria
NoYesNoYesNoYes
n 121 55 97 42 24 13 
Duration of diabetes (years) 5.1 ± 5.2 8.2 ± 7.2 4.8 ± 5.2 7.6 ± 6.3 6.2 ± 5.5 10.0 ± 9.7 
Serum Cys C (mg/l) 1.10 ± 0.36 1.25 ± 0.52 1.04 ± 0.26 1.10 ± 0.35 1.37 ± 0.56 1.73 ± 0.70§ 
Serum Cr (μmol/l) 96.7 ± 25.1 103.3 ± 28.0 94.3 ± 19.1 98.2 ± 23.0 106.6 ± 40.6 119.7 ± 36.4 

Data are means ± SD.

*

Nine subjects with macroalbuminuria and two with missing samples were excluded;

P = 0.010,

P = 0.017, and

§

P = 0.071, adjusted for age, sex, urinary infection, and use of oral glucocorticoids.

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