Table 1

Study population

Clinical diagnosisNMedian age (years)Minimum age (years)Maximum age (years)
Controls
 Female7028.0181
 Male3014.5179
 Total10027.0*181
SLE
 Female4230.5267
 Male1938.0252
 Total6134.0*267
  • *Statistical comparison of the distribution of ages between the patients with SLE and the controls showed no significant difference (Mann-Whitney test, p=0.240).

  • SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus.