Table 2

Mean differences in lipid levels in psoriasis patients compared to non-psoriasis subjects according to sex and statin use
Lipid measure Overall Sex Obesity Statin use
Female Male Non-obese Obese Non-user User
Total Cholesterol (TC) 0.6 3.0 −1.8 0.1 0.4 0.4 3.4
Low-density Lipoprotein −0.9 −1.3 −0.2 0.1 −2.3 −1.1 −0.7
High-density Lipoprotein (HDL) −1.9* 2.2* −6.1* −1.7 −1.1 −2.1* −1.3
Triglycerides 16.8* 8.6 25.2* 7.6 21.4* 17.7* 29.4*
TC: HDL ratio 0.2* −0.1 0.5* 0.2* 0.1 0.2* 0.2

* p<0.05, indicates significant difference in mean lipid levels between psoriasis and non-psoriasis cohorts adjusted for age and calendar year. Values in table are mean differences in psoriasis minus non-psoriasis cohorts in mg/dL.

Akkara Veetil et al.

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

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