Table 1

 Demographic characteristics of 242 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

Age (years), median (range)39.9 (18 to 80)
Female sex (%)231 (95.5)
Race (%)
    White153 (63.2)
    Afro-Caribbean40 (16.5)
    Asian37 (15.3)
    Others12 (5.0)
Disease duration (years), median (range)7 (0 to 42)
Body mass index (%)
    Underweight (<18.5)9 (3.7)
    Normal (18.5 to 24.9)107 (44.2)
    Overweight (⩾25.0)126 (52.1)