Table 1.

Demographic characteristics (n = 326). Data are mean (SD) unless otherwise indicated.

Characteristics
Age, yrs45.7 (14.0)
Sex, n (%)
  Female298 (91.4)
  Male28 (8.6)
Ethnicity, n (%)
  White163 (50.0)
  African-American131 (40.2)
  Other32 (9.8)
Measures of disease activity
  Physician global assessment (0 to 3 VAS)0.63 (0.66)
  SELENA-SLEDAI2.28 (3.12)
Serologies
  C3, mg/dl115.7 (35.7)
  C4, mg/dl22.1 (10.6)
Anti-dsDNA ≥ 10, n (%)67 (20.6)
Medications
  Prednisone, mg4.17 (7.87)
  Immunosuppressive, n (%)117 (35.9)
  Hydroxychloroquine, n (%)254 (77.9)
  • VAS: visual analog scale; SELENA-SLEDAI: Safety of Estrogens in Lupus Erythematosus National Assessment-Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index.