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Table 1 Demographic data

From: Levels of adiponectin, a marker for PPAR-gamma activity, correlate with skin fibrosis in systemic sclerosis: potential utility as biomarker?

  Controls
(n= 86)
Patients with SSc
(n= 129)
Patients with dcSSc
(n= 50)
Patients with lcSSc
(n= 79)
Age in years, median (range) 43 (19-64) 53 (21-82) 51 (21-65) 55 (21-82)
Females, percentage 30 85 78 88
Ethnicity     
   Caucasian 100% 71% 68% 75%
   African-American   14% 14% 13%
   Other   15% 18% 12%
Disease duration N/A    
   0-18 months   19% 36% 9%
   19-36 months   10% 12% 9%
   > 36 months   71% 52% 82%
MRSS from 0 to 51, median (range) N/A 6 (2-45) 16 (2-45) 4 (2-25)
BMI in kg/m2, median (range) N/A 25 (14-48) 25 (18-39) 25 (14-48)
  1. BMI, body mass index; dcSSc, diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis; lcSSc, limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis; MRSS, modified Rodnan skin score; N/A, not applicable; SSc, systemic sclerosis.