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Table 2 The association of endothelial progenitor numbers with clinical and laboratory variables

From: Endothelial progenitor cell number is not decreased in 34 children with Juvenile Dermatomyositis: a pilot study

  N Pearson correlation coefficient P-value
DUD 34 0.0005 0.998
DAS SK 33 −0.1668 0.354
DAS WK 33 0.0874 0.629
ERL 34 0.0654 0.713
Age 34 −0.1533 0.387
LDL 22 0.1023 0.651
HDL 23 -0.0014 0.995
Cholesterol 23 −0.1768 0.420
Triglyceride 23 −0.0195 0.930
  N EPC numbers (Mean+/−SD) P-value
vWF:Ag 32 Abnormal: 3.84+/−3.00, N = 5 Normal: 2.72=/−2.05, N = 27 0.306
Gender 34 Boy: 2.32+/−0.78, N = 7 Girl: 3.03+/−2.39, N = 27 0.446
TNF-α -308A 34 GG:2.68+/12.06, N = 24 GA: 3.36+/−2.43, N = 10 0.409
Blood Type 28 A: 3.28+/−2.74, N = 14 O: 2.93+/−1.80, N = 14 0.693
  1. DUD duration of untreated disease, DAS SK disease activity score skin, DAS WK disease activity score weakness, ERL end row loop, LDL low-density lipoprotein, HDL high-density lipoprotein, vWF:Ag von willebrand factor antigen