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Table 3 Potential risk factors for atherosclerosis—SSc vs control

From: Study of MRI brain findings and carotid US features in systemic sclerosis patients, relationship with disease parameters

  SSc cases
Mean ± SD
Control
Mean ± SD
P value
BMI 24.9 ± 6.5 26.3 ± 6.5 0.631
Systolic blood pressure 122.5 ± 7 121.8 ± 7.7 0.814
Diastolic blood pressure 79.3 ± 8.7 79.3 ± 7.4 0.891
Rt CCA IMT 0.96 ± 0.5 0.6 ± 0.1 0.001
Lt CCA IMT 0.9 ± 0.4 0.6 ± 0.1 0.003
% of positive CRP 48 (66.7%) 0(0%) 0.001
ESR 26.6 ± 19.4 7.2 ± 2.1 0.001
HB 11.9 ± 1.1 12 ± 1.2 0.716
Blood urea nitrogen 4.3 ± 1.8 4.6 ± 1.2 0.176
Serum creatinine 57.9 ± 21.8 57.9 ± 12.5 0.351
Blood sugar 5.3 ± 1.3 4.8 ± 1 0.688
Triglyceride 105.8 ± 35.1 82.9 ± 23.3 0.005
Cholesterol 164.6 ± 32.6 129.1 ± 20.9 0.001
HDL 44.1 ± 9.2 64.9 ± 9.9 0.001
LDL 104.2 ± 25.8 95.6 ± 14.8 0.216