Table 1

Baseline cohort characteristics (N=83 688)

Variablen or mean% or SD
Age67.9912.49
Sex: female37 09444.32
EthnicityAsian48935.85
Black17542.10
Mixed5550.66
Other9631.15
White69 88083.50
Missing56436.74
IMD quintile0 (least deprived)15 99819.12
118 90322.59
217 22320.58
317 09720.43
4 (most deprived)14 42417.24
Missing430.05
RegionNorth East21622.58
North West14 65417.51
Yorkshire & The Humber32513.88
East Midlands18252.18
West Midlands995911.90
East of England865110.34
South West11 35213.56
South Central10 06612.03
London10 95913.10
South East Coast10 80912.92
Weight statusUnderweight6350.76
Ideal weight12 32914.73
Overweight27 97133.42
Obese41 85550.01
Missing8981.07
Smoking status

Never smoker40 16147.99
Ex-smoker31 69137.87
Current smoker11 63113.90
Missing2050.24
Alcohol (units/week)013 85916.56
1–1449 14358.72
15–4281239.71
>4217832.13
Missing10 78012.88
Number of comorbidities2.361.65
Number of hospitalizations during 2010–20110.170.54
Duration of diabetes (years)7.405.51
Number of diabetes complications1.661.26
Number of GLT prescriptions within preceding 6 months1.320.99
Insulin prescription within preceding 6 months11 69913.98
Number of prescriptions within preceding 6 months8.028.76
  • GLT, glucose lowering therapy; IMD, Index of Multiple Deprivation.