Table 3

Multivariable analysis of factors associated with serum NN levels in patients with SLE
Variable Category/term Ratio (95% CI) P-value
Age (at diagnosis) * Age 0.02 (0.003, 0.11) <0.001
Age 2.12 (1.64, 2.76)
Anti-Sm No 1
Yes 6.31 (3.39, 11.7) <0.001
Disease activity in vascular system A, B 1
C, D, E 0.40 (0.24, 0.69) 0.001
Hydroxychloroquine No 1
Yes 1.96 (1.09, 3.53) 0.02
Immunosuppression No 1
Yes 2.96 (1.97, 4.46) <0.001

*Ratio given for 10-year increase. NN, nitrated nucleosomes; SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus.

Croca et al.

Croca et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2014 16:R48   doi:10.1186/ar4477

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