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Table 3 Proportion of patients with normal and elevateda total cholesterol (TC), systolic blood pressure (SBP), and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) at baseline and during follow-up

From: Variability over time and correlates of cholesterol and blood pressure in systemic lupus erythematosus: a longitudinal cohort study

Variable Elevated at study start
n(%)
Persistently normal
n(%)
Persistently elevated
n(%)
Varying
n(%)
Visits elevated (%)
TCa 528 (41.9) 334 (26.5) 111 (8.8) 815 (64.7) 36
SBP (mm Hg) 153 (12.1) 725 (58.0) 15 (1.2) 520 (41.3) 12
DBP (mm Hg) 114 (9.1) 804 (64.0) 7 (0.6) 449 (35.6) 7
BP (mm Hg) 190 (15.1) 654 (51.9) 21 (1.7) 585 (46.4) 14
  1. aElevated TC is defined as > 5.2 mmol/L. Elevated SBP is defined as ≥ 140 mm Hg. Elevated DBP is defined as ≥ 90 mm Hg. Elevated BP is defined as either SBP ≥ 140 mm Hg or DBP ≥ 90 mm Hg.