Table 1

Subject demographics and disease characteristics.

Cohort

(n = 31)


Age, mean (range), y*

19.5 (17.4–22)


Diagnosis, No. (%)

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

16 (51.7)


Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

5 (16.1)


APLS/Vasculitis

5 (16.1)


Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis/Spondyloarthropathy

5 (16.1)


Gender, No. (%)


Female

23 (74)


Ethnicity, No. (%)


Caucasian

10 (32.2)


Asian

7 (22.6)


Hispanic

12 (38.7)


African American

2 (6.5)


Highest Level of Education, No. (%)


High school

7 (22.6)


Community College/Vocational

13 (42)


Four year college

9 (29)


Graduate school

2 (6.2)


*Age at last pediatric rheumatology visit

APLS = antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

Hersh et al. Pediatric Rheumatology 2009 7:13   doi:10.1186/1546-0096-7-13

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