Table 1.

Case Characteristics for the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study and Diabetes Personal Health Decision Models

CharacteristicsUKPDSDiabetes PHD
    Age (years)6060
    SexMale and femaleMale and female
    Race/ethnicityWhiteNon-Hispanic white
    Age at diagnosis of diabetes (years)5050
    Weight100 kg220 lb
    Height1.75 m5′ 9″
    Total/HDL cholesterol6/1 mmol/L232/39 mg/dL (LDL estimated at ∼165 mg/dL by program)
    Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)160160 (diastolic unknown)
    Glycosylated hemoglobin (%)99
    Complications or pre-existing conditionsNoneNone
    Other factorsRisk factors at diagnosis equal to current levelsNo medications; asymptomatic with unknown blood glucose level at diagnosis; sedentary; no family history of diabetes; started smoking at age 18; sedentary; sees doctor at least twice a year for checkups but no regular foot or eye exams
    CholesterolTotal/HDL: 4/1 mmol/LLDL: 96 mg/dL
    Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)130130
    Glycosylated hemoglobin (%)77
    Weight80 kg176 lb
    Race/ethnicityAfro-Caribbean, Asian-IndianBlack, Asian, Hispanic
  • UKPDS, United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study; PHD, personal health decisions; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; LDL, low-density lipoprotein.