Table 1.

Baseline descriptives SLE cases and comparisons.

CharacteristicsSLE, n = 70Comparisons, n = 2565Weighted ControlsOR (95% CI)
Onset age, yrs, mean (SD)51.6 (21.2)45.3 (19.2)51.6 (21.0)Matched
Age categories, yrs (%)
  18–258 (11)Matched
  25− < 3512 (17)Matched
  35− < 5015 (21)Matched
  50− < 6515 (21)Matched
  65+20 (29)Matched
Female, n (%)57 (81)2144 (84)81%Matched
Hypertension, n (%)17 (24)354 (14)19%1.5 (0.8,2.8)
Hyperlipidemia, n (%)9 (13)369 (14)18%0.6 (0.3,1.3)
Diabetes, n (%)5 (7)136 (5)7%1.0 (0.4,2.6)
Prior CVD, n (%)16 (23)166 (7)10%3.7 (1.8,7.9)*
  Acute MI2 (3)16 (0.6)1%2.8 (0.6,12)
  Ischemia11 (16)127 (5)8%2.8 (1.3,6.1)*
  CHF7 (10)60 (2)4%2.9 (1.2,7)*
Prior stroke3 (4)17 (0.7)1%5.1 (1.4,19)*
Mean followup, yrs7.78.38.1
  • * p < 0.05. SLE: systemic lupus erythematosus; CVD: cardiovascular disease; MI: myocardial infarction; CHF: congestive heart failure.