Table 1

Characteristics of patients with psoriasis and non-psoriasis subjects
Variable Non-psoriasis (N=717) Psoriasis (N=689)
Age at psoriasis incidence/index date (years), mean (±Standard Deviation) 55.2 (± 13.2) 55.6 (± 13.3)
Male, No. (%) 353 (49) 318 (46)
Observation time (years)
 Before incidence/index date, mean (median) 4.73 (5) 4.71 (5)
 After incidence/index date, mean (median) 4.65 (5) 4.61 (5)
Lab measurements
 Total number 3678 3561
 Number per subject before incidence/index date, mean (median) 2.1 (1) 2.0 (1)
 Number per subject after incidence/index date, mean (median) 3.0 (2) 3.2 (2)
Use of statins and/or lipid lowering therapy, No. (%) 262 (37) 269 (39)
Obesity* 301 (46) 271 (39)

*Body mass index at psoriasis incidence or non-psoriasis index date was available in 660 psoriasis and 693 non-psoriasis subjects.

Akkara Veetil et al.

Akkara Veetil et al. BMC Dermatology 2012 12:20   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-12-20

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