International Journal of Rheumatology / 2018 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

The Effect of Prednisone on Tuberculin Skin Test Reaction in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Table 1

Baseline characteristics of study participants.

VariableRA Patients (n = 65)Controls (n = 195)P value

Age (yrs)58.4 ± 12.351.5 ± 10.9<0.001
Female ()53 (82)131 (67)0.028
Comorbidities
Systemic hypertension ()38 (59)64 (33)<0.001
Diabetes mellitus ()10 (15)22 (11)0.383
Cardiovascular disease ()3 (5)16 (8)0.420
Chronic lung disease ()2 (3)14 (7)0.372
Chronic renal insufficiency ()3 (5)9 (5)0.999
Liver disease ()1 (2)9 (5)0.459
History of malignancy ()2 (3)5 (3)0.999

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