Table 1

Baseline demographic characteristics of patients with SLE and controls

Patients with SLE (n=72)Controls (n=100)P value
Age at baseline, mean (SD)51.1 (SD=11.4)66.3 (SD=9.6)
Age at baseline categories<0.0001
<4527 (37.5%)2 (2%)
45–<6037 (51.4%)25 (25%)
≥608 (11.1%)73 (73%)
Sex<0.0001
 Female61 (84.7%)24 (24%)
 Male11 (15.3%)76 (76%)
Ethnicities0.0003
 African American17 (23.6%)5 (5.3%)
 Caucasian51 (70.8%)67 (71.3%)
 Other4 (5.6%)19 (20.3%)
Ever smoking0.8820
 Yes24 (33.3%)31 (34.4%)
 No48 (66.7%)59 (65.6%)
Hypertension0.9590
 Yes47 (65.3%)61 (64.9%)
 No25 (34.7%)33 (35.1%)
Diabetes0.0013
 Yes2 (2.8%)18 (19.1%)
 No70 (97.2%)76 (80.9%)
Statin use<0.0001
 Yes20 (27.8%)63 (68.5%)
 No52 (72.2%)29 (31.5%)
  • Sample sizes for each variable do not always add up to the total due to missing information in some patients.

  • SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus.