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Table 1 Characteristics of 210 elderly patients with type 2 diabetes

From: Correlation of magnesium intake with metabolic parameters, depression and physical activity in elderly type 2 diabetes patients: a cross-sectional study

Variables Mean ± SD n (%)
Age (y) 72.3 ± 5.4  
Gender   
Men   98 (46.7)
Female   112 (53.3)
Diabetes duration (y) 10.9 ± 7.6  
Diabetes medication   
Oral hypoglycemic drug   147 (70.0)
Insulin and Oral hypoglycemic drug   63 (30.0)
Dietary intake   
Energy intake (kcal/kg) 26.0 ± 7.8  
Protein intake (g/kg) 0.8 ± 0.3  
Magnesium intake (mg/kg) 3.6 ± 1.7  
Magnesium intake < DRI   186 (88.6)
Serum magnesium (mmol//L) 0.78 ± 0.09  
Hypomagnesaemia ( < 0.75 mmol//L)   78 (37.1)
Serum albumin (g/dL) 4.0 ± 0.3  
  1. 1. Taiwan DRI (dietary reference intakes, DRI) of magnesium for health individuals above 19 years of age is 360 mg/d for males and 315 mg/d for females.
  2. 2. Categorical variables were analyzed according to frequency distribution and expressed in number and percentages [n (%)].
  3. 3. Continuous variables were presented as mean values and standard deviation (Mean ± SD).