Table 3

Clinical data of surviving and non-surviving diabetic patients

Surviving (n = 65)Non-surviving (n = 18)p Value
*Twice the upper limit of the authors’ laboratory.
Median age (years)69760.001
Female sex16 (24.6%)10 (55.6%)0.012
Hypertension31 (47.7%)8 (44.4%)0.807
Smoking history24 (36.9%)3 (16.7%)0.105
Hypercholesterolaemia32 (49.2%)11 (61.1%)0.372
Body mass index ⩾ 25 kg/m243 (66.2%)9 (50.0%)0.210
Stable angina > 3 months before admission22 (33.8%)9 (50.0%)0.210
Previous myocardial infarction18 (27.7%)6 (33.3%)0.640
Aspirin at admission20 (30.8%)6 (33.3%)0.640
Statins at admission13 (20.0%)00.039
⩾2 anginal episodes in previous 24 hours22 (33.8%)6 (33.3%)0.968
ST segment depression ⩾0.5 mm at admission32 (49.2%)14 (77.8%)0.031
Troponin I ⩾0.2 ng/ml at admission*20 (30.8%)9 (50.0%)0.130
Median C reactive protein (mg/l)6 (3, 9)13 (7, 39)0.001
Median fibrinogen (g/l)3.05 (2.51, 3.80)3.95 (3.55, 4.65)<0.001
Median leucocyte count (109/l)8.4 (6.7, 10.3)11.4 (8.7, 12.9)0.005