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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients with Takayasu arteritis and matched healthy controls

From: Ghrelin and adipokines as circulating markers of disease activity in patients with Takayasu arteritis

  Takayasu patients (n = 31) Healthy controls (n = 32) P
Age, years, mean ± SD 44.2 ± 11.3 41.5 ± 5.9 0.22
Sex, female/male, n 28/3 28/4 1.00
Body mass index, mean ± SD 25.2 ± 4.2 25.0 ± 3.3 0.87
Waist circumference, cm, mean ± SD 86.6 ± 13.0 83.4 ± 10.0 0.28
Hip circumference, cm, mean ± SD 102.9 ± 9.2 104 ± 7.5 0.59
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 3 (9.7) 0  
Hypertension, n (%) 12 (38.7) 0  
Hyperlipidemia, n (%) 9 (29) 0  
Coronary artery disease, n (%) 3 (9.6) 0  
Ever smoked, n (%) 4 (12.9) 0  
Menopausal, n (%) 11 (39.3) 0  
White blood cells, n/uL, mean ± SD 8622 ± 3614 6681 ± 1237 0.002
Neutrophil, n/uL, mean ± SD 5754 ± 2747 3878 ± 1000 0.001
Hemoglobin, g/dL, mean ± SD 12.5 ± 1.7 12.9 ± 1.6 0.21
ESR, mm/hour, mean ± SD 28.3 ± 24.1 16.2 ± 8.5 0.017
C-reactive protein, mg/L, mean ± SD 11.7 ± 24.6 2.7 ± 3.0 0.11
  1. ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate