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Table 4 Correlations between inflammatory and endothelial markers and traditional risk factors

From: Comparison of inflammation, arterial stiffness and traditional cardiovascular risk factors between rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease

  CRP IL-1β IL-6 IL-10 TNF-α MIF E-sel + EMP vWF
Age 0.081 -0.013 0.157 0.160* 0.005 0.136 0.018 0.240**
SBP 0.324*** 0.110 0.203* 0.235* 0.163* 0.303** 0.094 0.154
BMI 0.403*** -0.017 0.047 -0.029 0.049 0.072 0.186* 0.136
TG 0.254** -0.034 0.034 -0.043 -0.085 -0.263** 0.147 0.180*
  1. *,**,*** indicate significance at p < 0.05, <0.01, <0.001, respectively. BMI: body mass index; CRP: C-reactive protein; EMP: endothelial microparticles; IBD: inflammatory bowel disease; IL-1β: interleukin-1β; IL-6: interleukin-6; IL-10: interleukin-10; MIF: macrophage migration inhibitory factor; RA: rheumatoid arthritis; SBP: systolic blood pressure; TG: triglycerides; TNF-α: tumour necrosis factor-α; vWF: von Willebrand factor. Statistically significant correlations are shown with bold typeface.