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Table 2 Baseline participant characteristics

From: Evaluation of white sweet potato tube-feeding formula in elderly diabetic patients: a randomized controlled trial

Characteristic Non-WSP-EN WSP-EN
Male/female (n) 8/8 13/11
Age (year-old) 68.4 ± 12.8 66.7 ± 13.4
Height (cm) 154.3 ± 8.8 154.9 ± 9.6
Duration of diabetes (years) 9.6 ± 6.5 6.6 ± 3.9
Medication   
Anti-diabetic drugs (%, n) 68.8% (11) 79.2% (19)
Insulin (n) 1 8
Sulfonylureas (n) 1 4
Meglitinide (n) 2 3
Biguanide (n) 7 11
α-glucosidase inhibitors (n) 2 1
Thiazolidinedione (n) 0 0
DPP-4 inhibitors (n) 2 1
Anti-hypertensive drugs (%, n) 56.3% (9) 62.5% (15)
Lipid lowering drugs (%, n) 12.5% (2) 8.3% (2)
  1. All data are expressed as means ± standard deviations or percentage. Analyzed using the independent-sample t test or chi-square test. There was no significant different in two group (p > 0.05) DPP-4, dipeptidyl peptidase-4