Table 3

Independent association of FSTL1 with baseline characteristics in 198 RA patientsa

Characteristics

B

P value


Age, years

0.022

0.000

Sex

-0.594

0.003

Disease duration, years

-0.001

0.945

ESR, mm/h

0.012

0.001

CRP, mg/l

-0.001

0.649

RF, IU/ml

0.005

0.000

ACPA, RU/ml

0.001

0.002


aMultiple linear regression analysis association with the natural logarithm of follistatin-like protein 1 (FSTL1); RA, rheumatoid arthritis; B, unstandardized B coefficient; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP, C-reactive protein; RF, rheumatoid factor; IU, international units; RU, relative units; ACPA, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody.

Li et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011 13:R17   doi:10.1186/ar3241

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