Table 1

Characteristics of the study group

Characteristic

Value


Number of patients

22

Age (years)

48.5 ± 2.4*

Female gender (%)

86

African-American (%)

18

Hispanic/Latino (%)

18

ANA positive by ELISA (%)

82

ANA value (Elisa units)**

117.8 ± 19.0*

SLE criteria at Visit 1

2.1 ± 0.2*


*Values represent mean and standard error of the mean. **Positive values defined as > 20 Elisa units. ANA: antinuclear antibodies; SLE: systemic lupus erythematosus.

Olsen et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R174   doi:10.1186/ar3927

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