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Table 3 Characteristics isolated platelets from healthy controls vs patients with RA

From: Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies contribute to platelet activation in rheumatoid arthritis

  Healthy controls Patients with RA P value
Total number 29 32  
Female, n (%) 16 (55.2) 22 (68.75)  
Male, n (%) 13 (44.8) 10 (31.25)  
Age, yr 37.4±1.79 63.5±2.24 < 0.0001
Mean platelet volume (fl) 7.88±0.137 8.41±0.183 0.0273
Platelet distribution width (fl) 9.71±0.217 10.13±0.295 ns
Platelet numbers (109/L) 298.3±21.29 383.9±28.66 0.0187
P-selectin expression (%) 17.94±1.188 44.28±1.889 < 0.0001
  1. ns not significant