Table 4

Clinical variables associated with anti-Rib-P, anti-Sm and anti-dsDNA levels in patients with SLE
Variables Anti-Rib-Pa Anti-Smb Anti-dsDNAc
β coefficient P β coefficient P β coefficient P
Ethnicity (Caucasian) −0.190 0.034
CRP, mg/dl 0.304 0.003
Presence of serositisd 0.321 0.002
Anti-RNP positive 0.297 0.003
Disease duration, years −0.246 0.005
SLEDAI2K 0.338 <0.001
Presence of renal disorderd 0.252 0.004

Abbreviations: Anti-dsDNA, anti-double-stranded DNA; anti-Rib-P, anti-ribosomal P; anti-RNP: anti-ribonucleoprotein; anti-Sm, anti-Smith; CRP: C-reactive protein; ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate; SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus; SLEDAI2K: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index 2000. Multivariate analysis results from multiple linear regression analysis. The total explained variance of the model was aR2= 0.036, bR2= 0.325, and cR2= 0.270. dIn accordance with American College of Rheumatology classification criteria.

Carmona-Fernandes et al.

Carmona-Fernandes et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:98   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-98

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