Table 3

BAFF gene expression and future activity: percentage of visits with future disease activity over the next year by BAFF gene expression

Variable1st Tertial (%, n=91)2nd Tertial (%, n=92)3rd Tertial (%, n=92)p ValueAdjusted p value for age, ethnicity and sex
PGA >11212290.00330.039
SELENA-SLEDAI ≥2355270<0.0001<0.0001
Urine protein:creatinine ratio ≥0.546180.00340.049
Anti-dsDNA ≥10 (Crithidia)91635<0.00010.0005
C3 <7967220.00110.0056
C4 <7948180.00350.0033
ESR >20374768<0.00010.0003
  • BAFF, B cell activating factor; PGA, physician global assessment; SLEDAI, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index; SELENA, Safety of Estrogens in Lupus Erythematosus: National Assessment.