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Table 1 Patient and control subjects characteristics

From: Exocrine pancreatic function is preserved in systemic sclerosis

  SSc subjects (n = 112) Control subjects (n = 52)
Age (years) 62 (50, 69) 62 (51, 66)
Sex (female/male) 89/23 (3.9:1) 41/11 (3.7:1)
Disease duration (years) 7 (3, 15)  
Disease subtype (dcSSc/lcSSc) 26/86 (1:3.3)  
ANA positive (n %) 105 (94%)  
ACA positive (n %) 39 (35%)  
ATA positive (n %) 20 (18%)  
ARA positive (n %) 10 (9%)  
Lung fibrosis (n %) 37 (33%)  
Cineradiography (normal; mild to moderate pathology; aperistalsis) (n = 110) 22; 80; 8  
MUST score (0; 1; 2) 94; 15; 3  
Prealbumin < 200 mg/l (n %)* 16 (24%)  
Heartburn 59 (53%)  
Dysphagia 47 (42%)  
Diarrhea 12 (11%)  
Constipation 14 (13%)  
  1. Values are expressed as median (interquartile range) if not otherwise stated
  2. dcSSc diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis, lcSSc limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis, ACA anti-centromere antibodies, ATA anti-topoisomerase antibodies, ARA anti-RNA polymerase 3 antibodies, MUST Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool [13]
  3. *Prealbumin analyzed in 68 patients
  4. Data available on 111 patients