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Table 2 Circulating baseline levels of metalloproteinases (MMPs) in surviving and non-surviving rheumatoid arthritis patients

From: Association of circulating levels of MMP-8 with mortality from respiratory disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

  Survivors Non survivors by major causes of death
   All causes Circulatory disease Neoplastic disease Respiratory disease
Number 283 204 94 49 42
MMP-1 3.35 3.60 3.42 2.52 4.93
MMP-2 129.09 141.11 150.08 137.51 139.73
MMP-3 23.22 27.42 25.63 27.89 27.42
MMP-8 20.03 20.50 18.67 18.55 25.16*
MMP-9 384.81 375.82 377.44 386.38 449.75
  1. Serum levels of MMPs (ng/ml) are medians.*P (adjusted for age, sex and disease duration) = 0.01 (compared with surviving patients).