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Table 3 Cardiovascular comorbidity and risk measures of 1109 adults with diabetes, by age group, after adjustment for gender, educational level, marital status, race, and duration of diabetes.

From: Variation in diabetes care by age: opportunities for customization of care

Variable 45–64 Years
N = 627
65+ Years
N= 482
p-value
Mean Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 31.1 28.7 <0.001
Percent Overweight '98 (BMI >25) 85.2 74.5 <0.001
Percent Obese '98 (BMI >30) 53.1 32.8 <0.001
Percent Current Smoker 17.9 6.0 <0.001
Percent Ever Smoker 66.8 56.2 <0.001
Percent Taking Aspirin at least 3× per week 29.0 43.6 <0.001
Days in last week with physical activity for 30 minutes or more 4.6 5.1 0.002
Percent told by a health professional they had heart trouble 20.4 41.5 <0.001
Percent told by a health professional they had high blood pressure 52.6 64.5 0.002
Percent told by a health professional they had high cholesterol 42.7 37.3 0.08