Table 1: Clinical characteristics of patients and controls.

CharacteristicRA ( )Controls ( )P

Age (years), mean ± SD 0.500
Female, n (%)111 (80.43)119 (79.33)0.816
Weight (kg), mean ± SD 0.091
Height (cm), mean ± SD 0.253
BMI (kg/m2), mean ± SD 0.549
SBP (mmHg), mean ± SD 0.137
DBP (mmHg), mean ± SD 0.382
Cholesterol (mmol/L), mean ± SD 0.097
Triglycerides (mmol/L), mean ± SD 0.025
HDL (mmol/L), mean ± SD 0.608
LDL (mmol/L), mean ± SD 0.079
Glucose (mmol/L), mean ± SD 0.774
baPWV (cm/s), mean ± SD <0.001

Data are given as mean ± SD or number (and percentage). BMI: body mass index; SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; HDL: high-density lipoprotein; LDL: low-density lipoprotein.