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Table 2 Epidemiological features in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and healthy control (HC) subjects according to nasal carriage status

From: Association between Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage and disease phenotype in patients affected by systemic lupus erythematosus

  SLE (n = 84) HC (n = 154) P
Nasal SA carrier prevalence (%) 21.4 28.6 NS
Male/female, n    
SA-positive 1/17 32/12  
SA-negative 5/61 77/33 NS
Mean age ± SD (years)    
SA-positive 40.9 ± 11.8 38.7 ± 12.6 NS
SA-negative 41.3 ± 12.4 41.6 ± 8.9  
Mean disease duration ± SD (months)    
SA-positive 150.0 ± 107.1 - NS
SA-negative 139.6 ± 103.6 -  
  1. SA Staphyloccocus aureus, NS not significant