Table 1.

Clinical characteristics at biopsya

NephroticNonnephroticP Value
n810
Male/female1/70/100.44
Age (yr)32 ± 1628 ± 160.63
Systolic BP (mmHg)124 ± 18120 ± 210.71
Diastolic BP (mmHg)78 ± 2076 ± 170.78
Proteinuria (g/d)7.2 ± 3.50.82 ± 0.70<0.001
Creatinine (mg/dl)3.8 ± 3.10.9 ± 0.4<0.01
Albumin (g/dl)2.1 ± 0.53.8 ± 0.5<0.001
Cholesterol (mg/dl)232 ± 79155 ± 36<0.05
Hematuria (n)561
ANA titer (dilution)1:2740 ± 33681:1608 ± 30710.47
ANA ≥1:1280 (n)740.06
C3 (mg/dl)62 ± 1680 ± 480.34
C3 ≤80 mg/dl (n)760.31
Elevated anti-dsDNA (n)630.15
SLE duration (mo)1.4 ± 2.329.9 ± 51.3<0.05
  • a Results of continuous variables are mean ± SD. ANA, antinuclear antibody; SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus.