Table 1

Clinical characteristics of JIA patients and controls
JIA patients (n = 31) Controls (n = 84) p
No of participants 31 84
Male/female (No) 12/19 36/48 0.692
Age (years) 25.1 ± 6.1 23.8 ± 4.5 0.405
Anthropometric measures
Age (years) 25.1 ± 6.1 23.8 ± 4.5 0.405
Height (cm) 170.5 ± 9.8 173.3 ± 9.3 0.145
Weight (kg) 68.0 ± 12.5 69.2 ± 12.5 0.884
BMI (kg/m2) 23.4 ± 3.9 22.9 ± 3.0 0.435
Clinical data
Vertebral fractures (No) 5 0 <0.001
Non-vertebral fractures (No) 6 0 <0.001
Family hip fracture history (No) 0 0
Smoking (No) 7 13 0.372
Alcohol abuse (No) 0 0
Menarche (years) 13.1 ± 1.2 12.9 ± 1.1 0.994
Contraception in female (No) 11 23 0.462
Serum 25(OH)D (nmol/l) 65.9 ± 42.6 50 ± 28.5 0.029
Disease activity
DAS 28 6.36 ± 0.64 -
hsCRP (mg/l) 18.36 ± 16.95 1.40 ± 1.63 <0.001

Displayed are numbers or means ± SD. Clinical characteristics with zero value were not statistically calculated.

Brabnikova Maresova et al.

Brabnikova Maresova et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:51   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-15-51

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