Table 5

Correlation between proteinuric and other complications of diabetes; results are number (%)

Parameters No proteinuria (n=1604) Microproteinuria (n=47) Macroproteinuria (n=127) Proteinuria without retinopathy (n=70)
Ischaemic heart disease164 (10)7 (15)33 (26)5-150 13 (19)
Peripheral vascular disease32 (2)4 (9)5-150 6 (5)3 (4)
Neuropathy704 (44)20 (43)53 (42)21 (30)
Retinopathy
 None1321 (83)000
 NPDR265 (16)45 (96)83 (65)5-151 0
 PDR18 (1)2 (4)44 (35)5-151 0
Renal insufficiency6 (0.4)2 (4)5-150 14 (11)5-150 6 (0.4)
  • 5-150 Significantly different from group with no proteinuria (p<0.05).

  • 5-151 Significantly different compared with groups with microproteinuria and no proteinuria (p<0.05).

  • NPDR: non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy; PDR: proliferative diabetic retinopathy.