Table 1

Characteristics of the patients with Takayasu arteritis and matched healthy controls

Takayasu patients (n = 31)

Healthy controls (n = 32)

P


Age, years, mean ± SD

44.2 ± 11.3

41.5 ± 5.9

0.22

Sex, female/male, n

28/3

28/4

1.00

Body mass index, mean ± SD

25.2 ± 4.2

25.0 ± 3.3

0.87

Waist circumference, cm, mean ± SD

86.6 ± 13.0

83.4 ± 10.0

0.28

Hip circumference, cm, mean ± SD

102.9 ± 9.2

104 ± 7.5

0.59

Diabetes mellitus, n (%)

3 (9.7)

0

Hypertension, n (%)

12 (38.7)

0

Hyperlipidemia, n (%)

9 (29)

0

Coronary artery disease, n (%)

3 (9.6)

0

Ever smoked, n (%)

4 (12.9)

0

Menopausal, n (%)

11 (39.3)

0

White blood cells, n/uL, mean ± SD

8622 ± 3614

6681 ± 1237

0.002

Neutrophil, n/uL, mean ± SD

5754 ± 2747

3878 ± 1000

0.001

Hemoglobin, g/dL, mean ± SD

12.5 ± 1.7

12.9 ± 1.6

0.21

ESR, mm/hour, mean ± SD

28.3 ± 24.1

16.2 ± 8.5

0.017

C-reactive protein, mg/L, mean ± SD

11.7 ± 24.6

2.7 ± 3.0

0.11


ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate

Yilmaz et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R272   doi:10.1186/ar4120

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