Table 2

Glucose and lipid summary characteristics of SLE and control groups

Control patientsPatients with SLE
Mean (SD)Total (n)Mean (SD)Total (n)
Glucose (mg/dL)90.0 (9.4)5088.25 (14.7)48
Cholesterol (mg/dL)*179.52 (36.5)50197.25 (35.5)49
Triglycerides (mg/dL)88.08 (44.4)50102.61 (47.40)49
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL)58.16 (16.6)5062.4 (18.6)49
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL)105.74 (34.7)50114.24 (36.6)49
  • This table summarises the lipid and glucose data of SLE and control groups. The mean cholesterol concentration of the SLE group was significantly greater than that of the control group.

  • The asterisk represents p<0.05.

  • *Statistically significant at p=0.0161.

  • HDL, high-density lipoprotein; LDL, low-density lipoprotein.