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Table 1 Demographic and population characteristics, stratified for the cohort and by intervention group (Social Media and Control) in systemic lupus subjects

From: Improvement of medication adherence in adolescents and young adults with SLE using web-based education with and without a social media intervention, a pilot study

  Total cohort (n = 27) Control (n = 14) Social Media (n = 13) p-value*
Age (mean) yrs 18.1 ± 2.5 18.1 ± 2.5 18.2 ± 2.5 0.99**
Race Cauc 13 (48%) Cauc 5 (36%) Cauc 8 (61%) 0.26
AA 1 (4%) AA 0 (0%) AA 1 (8%)
Hispanic 10 (37%) Hispanic 7 (50%) Hispanic 3 (23%)
Asian 3 (11%) Asian 2 (14%) Asian 1 (8%)
Gender (female) 26 (96%) 13 (93%) 13 (100%) 0.25
Disease duration (yrs) 4.2 ± 2.6 3.9 ± 2.4 4.5 ± 2.9 0.57**
SLAQ score 12.0 ± 8.5 10.3 ± 8.9 13.8 ± 8.1 0.31**
Current HCQ use 24 (89%) 12 (86%) 12 (92%) 0.59
  1. AA African-American, SLAQ Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Activity Questionnaire, HCQ hydroxychloroquine, *p-value is for comparison between control group and social media group, **p-value calculated via Student t-test