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Table 2 Demographic and anthropometric characteristics of patients with RA and healthy controls

From: Metabolic syndrome in rheumatoid arthritis: case control study

Variables RA patients (N=120) Controls (N=100) p-value
Age (years)1 49 ± 12 48.5 ± 13 0.78
female Sex2 110 (91.7 ) 90 (90) 0.88
Menopause2 63(51.1) 61(61) 0.97
Body mass index3 28.1 (22.4 to 30.8) 24.5 (22.4 to 26.4) 0.23
Waist circumference3 91.4 (83.8 to 93.4) 80.4 (77.2 to 82.8) 0.001
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)3 132.3 (126.1 to 130.5) 117.6 (115.5 to 119.7) 0.01
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)3 79.1 (77.9 to 80.3) 71.4 (70.3 to 74.5) 0.12
Total cholesterol, (mmol/l)3 5.4 (5.2 to 5.6) 5.2 (5.1 to 5.3) 0.32
HDL-cholesterol, (mmol/l)3 1.32 (1.25 to 1.37) 1.64 (1.60 to 1.70) 0.02
LDL-cholesterol, (mmol/l)3 3.3 (2.8 to 3.4) 2.4 (2.3 to 2.68) 0.04
Triglycerides, (mmol/l)3 2.09 (2.06 to 2.14) 1.97 (1.94 to 1.99) 0.23
Fasting plasma glucoce, (mmol/l)3 5.4 (5.3 to 5.5) 5.2 (5.1 to 5.4) 0.34
  1. 1: mean and standard deviation, 2: number and percentage, 3: median and quartiles.