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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of childhood and adult onset SLE patients enrolled in Lupus Outcome Study

From: Final adult height of patients with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: a cross sectional analysis

Variable cSLEa (N = 72) aSLEb(N = 494) p-value
Sociodemographics N (%) or Mean ± SD  
 Age at diagnosis, years 14 ± 3 33 ± 10 < 0.001
 Age at interview, years 33 ± 9 49 ± 9 < 0.001
 Sex, female 63 (88%) 465 (94%) 0.01
 Race/Ethnicity (%)    < 0.001
  White 37 (51%) 347 (70%)  
  Hispanic 11 (15%) 39 (8%)  
  African American 5 (7%) 35 (7%)  
  Asian 11 (15%) 50 (10%)  
  Other 8 (11%) 23 (5%)  
SLE Characteristics
 Dialysis ever (A) 13 (18%) 34 (7%) 0.001
 Renal transplant ever (B) 10 (14%) 24 (5%) 0.003
 End-stage ever (A and/or B) 15 (21%) 37 (7%) < 0.001
 Treated w Steroids ever 72 (100%) 465 (94%) 0.02
 Treated w Cyclophosphamide ever 10 (14%) 66 (13%) 0.9
  1. acSLE = Childhood-onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (diagnosis age < 18 years)
  2. baSLE = Adult-onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (diagnosis age 18+ years)