Table 1

Characteristics of patients with SLE

Mean or nSD or percentage
Age at diagnosis (years)35.913.1
Gender, male177.2
Socioeconomic status
Educational level (years)13.13.2
Disease duration (years)7.46.7
Uric acid level (mg/dL)4.61.5
Charlson Comorbidity Index0.50.9
Prednisone current dose (mg/day)7.26.4
Time of exposure to prednisone (years)6.96.2
Antimalarial use
Immunosuppressive drug use
Follow-up time3.11.3
  • SDI, Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics/American College of Rheumatology Damage Index; SLEDAI-2K, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index-2K.