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Table 1 Demographic and clinical data in patients with JIA and control for TL and JIA and controls for PWV

From: Arterial stiffness by oscillometric device and telomere lenght in juvenile idiopathic artrhitis with no cardiovascular risk factors: a cross-sectional study

  JIA Controls (TL) P Controls (PWV) P
n = 24 n = 21   n = 20
Age (years) 15,5 ± 6,3 11,4 ± 1,3 0, 005a 13,8 ± 5,9 0,184a
Gender - n (%)
Male 7 (26,1) 8 (40,9) 0,460b 6 (30) 0,458b
Female 17(73,9) 13 (59,1)   14 (70)  
Ethnics - n (%)
Caucasian 19 (82,6) 17(81,8) 1, 000c 16 (80) 0,640c
Black 5 (17,4) 4 (18,2)   4 (20)  
Weight (Kg) 50,1 ± 17,5 42,5 ± 10,2 0, 085a 46,8 ± 13,7 0,528a
Height (m) 1,52 ± 0,17 1,47 ± 0,09 0, 162a 1,44 ± 1,09 0,473a
BMI (KG/m2) 20,7 ± 3,7 19,6 ± 2,7 0, 247a 18,2 ± 4,9 0,372a
Duration disease (years) [P25 - P75] 9 [5–19]     
Subtype – n (%)
Oligoarticular 15 (65,2)     
Polyarticular 8 (34,8)     
Medications – n(%)
Corticoids 8 (34,8)     
NSAIDS 0(0,0)     
Methotrexate 12 (52,2)     
Leflunomide 10 (43,5)     
Anti-TNF 7 (30,4)     
Uveitis – n (%) 1 (4,3)     
  1. NSAIDS Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Anti-TNF Anti-tumour necrosis factor alpha agent
  2. a T-student test; b Pearson test; c Fisher test