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Table 1 Characteristics of the study groups

From: Diagnostic value of shear wave ultrasound elastography of tibial nerve in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Variable Control group (n = 50) DM group (n = 50) DPN group (n = 50) P value
Sex, (male/female) 27/23 26/24 21/29 0.521
Age, years 54.23 ± 7.59 56.41 ± 6.43 59.62 ± 8.21 0.093
BMI 28.81 ± 7.13 31.86 ± 6.59 32.73 ± 4.97 0.635
Duration of DM, years 10.47 ± 2.81 14.73 ± 1.98 0.035
HbA1c,% 7.69 ± 3.53 10.96 ± 3.71 0.027
DNS score 2.42 ± 1.13 0.000
rNDS score 2.16 ± 1.42 8.11 ± 1.24 < 0.001
TNCV 47.57 ± 4.18 33.19 ± 3.68 < 0.001
  1. BMI Body mass index, DM Diabetes mellitus, DNS score Diabetic neuropathy symptom score, DPN Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, rNDS score revised neuropathy disability score, TN CV Tibial nerve motor conduction velocity
  2. *P value < 0.05 considered significant