Table 2.

Clinical findings in Group 1 (reduced or absent sural nerve potentials) and Group 2 (normal sensory nerve potentials) neuropathy patients

CharacteristicGroup 1Group 2
No. of patients6044
Age, y, mean ± SD60 ± 1457 ± 14
Female:male34:2629:15
Duration of symptoms, y, mean5.34.0
Loss or reduced ankle reflexes, n (%)26 (43)5 (11)
Sensory, n (%)
Only pinprick loss6 (10)20 (45)
Reduced light touch41 (68)20 (45)
Reduced vibration50 (83)19 (43)
Reduced proprioception28 (47)6 (14)