Table 3: Sensitivity analysis of renal function from month 18 to month 24 of the observation period ( ).

Renal functionLow BLB group High BLB group (95% CI)
(mL/min/1.73 m2)( )( )

Month 18
 Ccr32.8 ± 13.624.9 ± 10.70.005 (−13.2–−2.5)
 D-GFR32.4 ± 11.124.2 ± 8.1<0.001 (−12.4–−4.1)
Month 24
 Ccr32.6 ± 16.121.5 ± 9.8<0.001 (−16.9–−5.4)
 D-GFR30.2 ± 11.121.5 ± 7.5<0.001 (−12.7–−4.7)
Total decrease of renal function (mL/min/1.73 m2) during the 2-year observation period
 Ccr 12.2 ± 14.6 18.6 ± 11.2 0.010 (0.7–12.0)#
 D-GFR 12.3 ± 11.5 19.3 ± 8.4 0.006 (2.7–11.3)#

Data were measured by the Student’s -test except # data by Mann-Whitney method. means significant differences. Ccr: creatinine clearance; D-GFR: estimated GFR for Chinese patients with type II diabetes.