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Table 1 Main characteristics of the RA patients included in the study

From: The lp13.3 genomic region -rs599839- is associated with endothelial dysfunction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Clinical Feature % (n/N)
Patients 128
Main characteristics  
   Age at the time of disease onset (years, mean ± SD) 50 ± 13.5
   Follow-up (years, mean ± SD) 12.9 ± 7.8
   Percentage of women 76.9
   Rheumatoid factor positive 76.5 (98/128)
   Anti-CCP antibodies positive 67.2 (86/128)
   Shared epitope positive 70.3 (90/128)
Cardiovascular risk factors  
   Hypertension 26.5 (34/128)
   Diabetes mellitus 7.8 (10/128)
   Dyslipidemia 19.5 (25/128)
   Obesity 4.6 (6/128)
   Smoking habit 10.9 (14/128)
  1. Anti-CCP antibodies, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; SD, Standard deviation.