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Table 1 Patient characteristics N = 254

From: Cardiovascular risk management in patients with active Ankylosing Spondylitis: a detailed evaluation

Demographic  
Age, years (median, IQR) 42 (35–51)
Male (number, percentage) 170 (67%)
Disease status  
Disease duration, years (median, IQR) 7 (2–10)
HLA-B27 positive (number, percentage) 196 (77%)
C-reactive protein, mg/l (median, IQR) 8 (3–25)
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, mm/h (median, IQR) 19 (7–37)
BASDAI (0–10) (mean, SD) 5.9 ± 1.9
CV risk factors  
Prior CVD (number, percentage) 8 (3%)
Myocardial infarction (number) 4
TIA/CVA (number) 4
Peripheral arterial disease (number) 0
Smoking (number, percentage) 109 (43%)
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg (mean, SD) 127 ± 17
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg (mean, SD) 81 ± 10
Hypertension (SBP ≥ 140 and/or DBP ≥ 90 and/or antihypertensive drugs) (number, percentage) 81 (32%)
Hypercholesterolemia (TC ≥ 6,5 mmol/L and/or cholesterol lowering drugs) (number, percentage) 30 (12%)
Diabetes type 2 (number, percentage) 5 (2%)
Body mass index, kg/m2 (mean, SD) 26.2 ± 4.6
Overweight (≥25 BMI) (number, percentage) 134 (53%)
Kidney function (eGRF Cockcroft Gault) ml/min (mean, SD) 125.5 ± 34.2
Lipid levels  
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) (mean, SD) 4.96 ± 0.94
Triglycerides (mmol/l) (median, IQR) 1.28 (0.92-1.87)
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l) (mean, SD) 1.32 ± 0.39
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l) (mean, SD) 2.92 ± 0.81
Total cholesterol/HDL-C ratio (mean, SD) 4.05 ± 1.39
Medication  
Statins (number, percentage) 16 (6%)
Antihypertensive drugs (number, percentage) 36 (14%)
NSAIDs (number, percentage) 180 (71%)
Diclofenac (number, percentage) 46 (26%)
Etoricoxib (number, percentage) 41 (23%)
Naproxen (number, percentage) 29 (16%)
Ibuprofen (number, percentage) 21 (12%)
Other (number, percentage) 43 (23%)
  1. Data is expressed as number (percentage), mean ± standard deviation or median (range) as appropriate. BASDAI: Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index, CVD: Cardiovascular Disease, TIA: Transient Ischemic Attack, CVA: Cerebrovascular Accident, SBP: Systolic Blood Pressure, DBP: Diastolic Blood Pressure, BMI: Body Mass Index, eGRF: estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate, TC: Total Cholesterol, HDL: High Density Lipoprotein, LDL: Low Density Lipoprotein, NSAID: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug.