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Table 1 Demographic characteristics, CVD risk, inflammatory markers, and measures of wellbeing

From: Factors associated with parasympathetic activation following exercise in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Value
Cardiovascular risk factors
 Age (years) 54.4 ± 12.6
 Height (m) 1.7 ± .09
 Weight (Kg) 79.3 ± 18.5
 BMI (Kg/m2) 27.8 (23.9–31)
 Heart rate rest (bpm) 79.7 ± 12.5
 Resting SBP (mmHg) 134.2 ± 17
 Resting DBP (mmHg) 81 ± 9.7
 Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.1 ± 1.05
 Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.1 (0.8–1.4)
 HDL (mmol/L) 1.4 ± 0.38
 LDL (mmol/L) 3.1 (2.5–3.6)
 HOMA 1.5 (0.94–2.05)
 Framingham risk score 7 (4–13)
Inflammatory markers
 WBC (109/ litre) 6.8 ± 2.4
 Fibrinogen (g/L) 4.7 ± 1.1
 HsCRP (mg/L) 4.6 (1.6–8.8)
 ESR (mm/hr) 10 (5–21.5)
Wellbeing
 Vitality 4.1 ± 1.6
 HADS anxiety 6.7 ± 4.2
 HADS depression 4 (2–7)
 Global Fatigue 25.8 ± 11.8
 EuroQol 0.7 (0.6–0.8)
  1. Values are presented as means ± standard deviation, or median (25th to 75th percentile values) as appropriate. BMI, body mass index; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; HDL, high density lipoprotein; LDL, low density lipoprotein; WBC, white blood cells; HsCRP, high sensitivity C-reactive protein; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; HOMA, homeostasis model assessment insulin resistance; Vitality, score ranges 0 (low vitality) – 6 (high vitality); HADS, hospital anxiety and depression scale (0–21); Global fatigue, score ranges from 0 (no fatigue) – 50 (severe fatigue) EuroQol, European assessment for quality of life