Table 2

The prevalence of diabetes in a high secure hospital. Details of 35 patients present in September 2001. Data are mean (SD), with the range in square brackets

*See methods section for definition.
†Refers to symptomatic neuropathy.
‡Drug treatment for hypertension or hyperlipidaemia.
Characteristics of patients
    Number of patients35
    Number with mental illness27
    Number with a personality disorder8
    Age (years)48 (12) [range 28–78]
    Sex29 (83%) male : 6 (17%) female
    Duration of diabetes (years)4.7 (4.4) [0.2–16.0]
    Duration of follow up (years)1.6 (0.5) [0.3–2.0]
    BMI (kg/m2)31.9 (7.3) [19.0–55.0]
Clinical characteristics
    HbA1c (%)7.9 (1.6) [5.6–12.0]
    Cholesterol (mmol/l)5.2 (1.2) [3.2–8.4]
    Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)127 (16.6) [90–170)
    Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)76.6 (9.9) [50–102)
    Class 111, of which 3 female
    Class 26, of which none female
    Class 34, of which 3 female
Complications (values are numbers of patients)
    Cerebrovascular disease2
    Coronary artery disease6