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Table 1 Baseline clinical and laboratory data of patients with Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and control group

From: Association of IL-10 gene polymorphisms and susceptibility to Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in Egyptian children and adolescents: a case-control study

  Patients
n = 100
Controls
n = 100
P
Age, years 7.5 (5–16) 7.7 (5–16) >0.05a
Gender (M/F) 35/65 39/61 >0.05b
Subtype of JIA :
 Systemic 23 (23%) - -
 Polyarticular 31 (31%) - -
 Oligoarticular 46 (46%)
Age at onset of JIA (years) 6.7 ± 1.4 - -
Medications used on admission
 NSAIDS % alone 16 (16%) - -
 NSAIDS, MTX 29 (29%) - -
 NSAIDS, steroids 28 (28%)
 NSAIDS, MTX, steroids 24 (24%)
 NSAIDS, MTX, biologic 3 (3%)
  1. Abbreviations: IL10 interleukin 10
  2. Data are presented as median (Range) or mean ± SD
  3. P value < 0.05 indicates a significant difference
  4. aMann-Whitney U test. bChi-square test