Body stature as a risk factor for diabetic sensory neuropathy

Jay M Sosenko, Maria T. Gadia, Arthur M. Fournier, Mark T. O'Connell, Maria C. Aguiar, Jay S Skyler

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Risk factors for vibratory perception threshold abnormalities were studied in 200 diabetic patients between the ages of 21 and 70 years and 62 control subjects of similar age. Vibratory perception (measured with the Biothesiometer) was absent over one or both halluces in 18 percent of the patients. In a stepwise multiple logistic regression analysis, height was the variable most strongly associated with absent vibratory perception (coefficient ± SE, 0.501 ± 0.097/inch; p <0.0001). Duration of diabetes (p <0.001), age (p <0.05), and ethanol use (p <0.05) were also associated. The prevalence of absent vibratory perception in the lower, middle, and upper thirds of the height distribution was 0.05, 0.08, and 0.40, respectively. Among the control subjects, there was no association of vibratory perception with either height or ethanol use. These data strongly suggest that body stature is a major risk factor for diabetic sensory neuropathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1031-1034
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Medicine
Volume80
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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Body stature as a risk factor for diabetic sensory neuropathy. / Sosenko, Jay M; Gadia, Maria T.; Fournier, Arthur M.; O'Connell, Mark T.; Aguiar, Maria C.; Skyler, Jay S.

In: The American Journal of Medicine, Vol. 80, No. 6, 01.01.1986, p. 1031-1034.

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Sosenko, Jay M ; Gadia, Maria T. ; Fournier, Arthur M. ; O'Connell, Mark T. ; Aguiar, Maria C. ; Skyler, Jay S. / Body stature as a risk factor for diabetic sensory neuropathy. In: The American Journal of Medicine. 1986 ; Vol. 80, No. 6. pp. 1031-1034.
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