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Table 4 Description of the study population characteristics: current non-smoking subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

From: Association of cardiac and vascular changes with ambient PM2.5 in diabetic individuals

Individual Characteristics N = 22 individuals
  Mean (± SD) or total number N (%)
Age [yrs] 61 (± 8)
Age ≥ 60 yrs 13 (59)
Gender: male 14 (64)
Ethnicity:  
   Caucasian 15 (68)
   African-American 6 (27)
   Hispanic-American 1 (5)
Body mass index (BMI) [kg/m2] 33 (± 7)
Body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m2 12 (55)
Average systolic blood pressure ≥ 140 mmHg 9 (41)
Smoking-status  
   Never-smoker 12 (55)
   Ex-smoker 10 (45)
Null polymorphism of GSTM1a 10 (45)b
  1. aGSTM1: Glutathione S-transferase M1
  2. bFour subjects declined permission for genetic testing.
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