Table 1

A summary of baseline characteristics of participants in each group

PatientControlP value
Mean age (y)37.95±7.2537.50±7.160.78
Sex, n (%)
 Male17 (42.5)21 (52.5)0.37
 Female23 (57.5)19 (47.5)
Mean BMI (kg/m2)24.61±3.0424.42±2.710.77
Mean SBP (mm Hg)137.2±16.1121.7±8.7<0.001
Mean DBP (mm Hg)80.5±10.373.0±11.10.003
Disease severity, n (%)
 Mild24 (60)
 Moderate16 (40)
 Severe or serious involvement0 (0)
  • BMI, body mass index; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure.