Table 1: Characteristics and cardiovascular risk factors of patients with psoriasis and no prior cardiovascular disease. Comparison of patients with enough information to compute the Framingham risk score (FRS) to those without enough information for the FRS.

Characteristic Patients without FRS Patients with FRSP value

Prevalent psoriasis224149 (67%)1197792 (66%)0.92
Age, years22445.0 ± 12119751.3 ± 13<0.001
Male sex224150 (67%)1197565 (47%)<0.001
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg76130.0 ± 13.11155130.6 ± 12.70.78
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg4078.1 ± 11.378177.5 ± 11.10.50
Use of antihypertensive medications2241 (0%)1197225 (19%)<0.001
Current smoking22438 (17%)1197190 (16%)0.68
Diabetes mellitus2248 (4%)1197172 (14%)<0.001
Body mass index, kg/m20108028.6 ± 6.4
Use of lipid-lowering medications2240 (0%)1197125 (12%)<0.001
Any systemic treatment22436 (16%)1197162 (14%)0.31
Total cholesterol, mg/dL36220.3 ± 40.8968205.7 ± 35.10.032
LDL, mg/dL34138.0 ± 39.0957120.3 ± 34.80.005
HDL, mg/dL3446.2 ± 7.195849.9 ± 8.30.019
Triglyceride values, mg/dL15196.9 ± 96.9688165.9 ± 110.20.11

Values in the table are (%) or mean ± SD.
LDL: low density lipoprotein; HDL: high density lipoprotein; SD: standard deviation.