Table 1

Demographic features of the familial Mediterranean fever patients and their first-degree relatives

Characteristics

Familial Mediterranean fever patients (FMF) (n = 201)

First degree relatives of FMF patients (n = 319)


Female, number (%)

105 (52%)

189 (59%)

Age, years, mean ± SD

39.6 ± 12.0

44.6 ± 15.5

Education level, mean ± SD

10.6 ± 3.7

8.6 ± 4.4

Disease severity score

Mild, % individuals

37.5

-

Moderate, % individuals

13.5

-

Severe, % individuals

49.0

-

ESR, mm/h, mean ± SD

20.2 ± 17.7

17.5 ± 14.1

CRP, mg/L, mean ± SD

9.4 ± 19.7

4.2 ± 6.0

BASFI score, mean ± SD

0.9 ± 1.4

1.0 ± 1.6

BASDAI score, mean ± SD

2.4 ± 2.0

2.3 ± 2.1


ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP, C-reactive protein; BASDAI, Bath ankylosing spondylitis disease activity index; BASFI, Bath ankylosing spondylitis functional index.

Akar et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R21   doi:10.1186/ar4154

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