Table 3.

Relevant correlations between vascular and other measurements in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (n = 43).

Vascular MeasurementsClinical/Laboratory Measurementsrp
ccIMTFMD−0.5630.0001
ccIMTPWV0.3740.018
ccIMTDisease duration0.5590.013
ccIMTBASFI0.6910.003
ccIMTLumbar spine mobility−0.6560.006
ccIMTChest expansion−0.5020.047
ccIMTWall-occiput distance0.5090.044
PWVAge0.3820.016
PWVDisease duration0.5200.022
PWVLumbar spine mobility−0.6040.013
PWVChest expansion−0.6130.012
PWVWall-occiput distance0.6140.011
  • ccIMT: common carotid intima-media thickness; FMD: flow-mediated vasodilation; PWV: pulse-wave velocity; BASFI: Bath AS Functional Index.