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November 2005, Volume 55, Issue 11

ERRATA

Errata

In JPMA Volume 55, No. 9, September 2005 issue, page No. 382-386, under Original Article entitled “Prevalence of Microalbuminuria in Type 2 Diabetic Patients in Karachi: Pakistan A Multi-center Study”, authors: Muhammad Yakoob Ahmedani, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Hydrie, Azhar Iqbal, Asma Gul, Waheed Baig Mirza, Abdul Basit, Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan, Table 1 and 2 had errors in the following variables:

Table 1: Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure.
Table 2: Age, Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure, Lipids, Fasting and Random Blood Pressure and BMI.
The tables are corrected to read as shown.

 

Table 1. Baseline characteristics of patients.
 
Variables n (%)
 
Gender (n=2186)  
   Male 1237 (56.6)
   Female 949 (43.4)
Smoking Status (n=1277)  
   Yes 377 (29.5)
   No 900 (70.5)
Family history of diabetes  
   Yes 981 (44.6)
   No 1220 (55.4)
Family history of hypertension  
   Yes 110 (5.0)
   No 2091 (95.0)
Family history of chronic diseases  
   Yes 13 (0.6)
   No 2188 (99.4)
Family history of renal diseases  
   Yes 7 (0.3)
   No 2194 (99.7)
Hypertension (n=1226)  
   Yes 685 (55.9)
   No 541 (44.1)
Systolic Blood Pressure (n=1101)  
   <130 416 (37.8)
   >130 685 (62.2)
Diastolic Blood Pressure (n=1100)  
   <85 527(47.9)
   >85 573(52.1)
   *Age (in years) 53.10 + 11.90
   *Duration of diabetes (in years) 8.88 + 5.21
   *BMI 25.79 + 4.05
 
* Mean ± SD is reported for continuous variables; BMI: Body Mass Index

 

Table 2. Unadjusted and adjusted odds ratio for microalbuminuria in patients.
 
Variables Microalbuminuria Absent n (%) Microalbuminuria Present n (%) Unadjusted Or for Microalbuminuria (95% CI) *Adjusted OR for Microalbuminuria (95% CI)
 
Age >50 yrs (n=1396) 826 (59.5) 570 (78.0) 2.41 (1.97 - 2.96) 10.50 (4.59 - 24.16)
Male 778 (53.9) 459 (61.8) 1.38 (1.15 - 1.65) †NS
Duration of diabetes (n=1320)        
1-5 years 265 (37.3) 96 (15.8)    
6-8 years 201 (28.3) 144 (23.6) 1.98 (1.44 - 2.71) NS
9-11 years 140 (19.7) 165 (27.1) 3.25 (2.35 - 4.50)  
>11 years 105 (14.8) 204 (33.5) 5.36 (3.85 - 7.47)  
Smoker 167 (23.4) 210 (35.6) 1.72 (1.35 - 2.19) NS
Retinopathy (n=1246) 192 (29.2) 284 (48.3) 2.27 (1.80 - 2.86) 6.39 (2.04 - 19.96)
Neuropathy (n=1184) 215 (33.2) 262 (48.8) 1.91 (1.51 - 2.42) NS
Cerebrovascular (n=1168) 92 (14.5) 130 (24.3) 1.89 (1.40 - 2.54) NS
Coronary vessels (n=1127) 131 (21.8) 196 (37.3) 2.14 (1.65 - 2.78) NS
Peripheral Vessels (n=1029) 66 (11.6) 131 (28.4) 3.00 (2.17 - 4.17) NS
Hypertension 263 (40.6) 422 (73.0) 3.96 (3.11 - 5.04) NS
Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg)       NS
<120 203 (34.6) 83 (16.1)    
120<130 99 (16.9) 31 (6.0) 0.77 (0.48 - 1.23)  
130<160 257 (43.8) 316 (61.5) 3.00 (2.22 - 4.08)  
>160 28 (4.8) 84 (16.3) 7.34 (4.46 - 12.08)  
Diastolic Blood Pressure (mmHg)        
<70 231 (39.4) 75 (14.6)    
71-85 168 (28.6) 53 (10.3) 0.97 (0.65 - 1.46) 1.12 (0.31 - 4.01)
85-90 135 (23.0) 235 (45.8) 5.36 (3.83 - 7.50) 6.95 (1.96 - 24.63)
>90 53 (9.0) 150 (29.2) 8.72 (5.8 - 13.10) 14.42 (3.79 - 54.75)
TGL >150 mg/dl 76 (67.3) 192 (93.7) 7.19 (3.62 - 14.29) NS
HDL <40 (M) and > 50 (F) mg/dl 79 (81.4) 178 (91.3) 2.39 (1.17 - 4.87) NS
LDL >100 mg/dl 66 (69.5) 178 (93.2) 6.01 (2.95 - 12.27) 9.19 (2.88 - 29.37)
Fasting Blood Sugar >110 mg/dl 341 (93.2) 362 (97.3) 2.65 (1.26 - 5.60) NS
Random Blood Sugar >200 mg/dl 222 (65.1) 272 (72.3) 1.40 (1.02 - 1.93) NS
BMI >23 919 (78.7) 558 (86.6) 1.76 (1.34 - 2.29) NS
*Serum Cholesterol 192.5 ± 41.76 237.44 ± 46.09 1.02 (1.01 - 1.03) NS
*HBA1c 7.94 ± 1.57 8.18 ± 0.94 1.20 (0.93 - 1.55) NS
 
Sample size is different for all variables in univariate analysis. Sample size for final multivariate model was 242. *Mean ±SD is reported.
†Not Significant in final model
BMI - Body Mass Index

 

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