Table 1

Baseline variables (N=1049)

SurvivedDied
(n=930)(n=119)p Value
Age at diagnosis, mean (SD)50 (13)57 (14)<0.0001
Male gender127 (14%)33 (28%)<0.0001
Diffuse-SSc252 (27%)49 (41%)0.0001
mRSS, median (P25–P75)8 (4-14)12 (7–18)0.0001
Presence of urine protein43 (5%)15 (13%)0.0009
ESR (mm/h) median (P25–P75)16 (9-30)28(15–47)<0.0001
ESR ≥25 mm/h278 (30%)57 (48%)<0.0001
DLCO (% of predicted) (SD)75 (20)61 (23)<0.0001
DLCO <70% of predicted331 (36%)70 (59%)<0.0001
  • DLCO, carbon monoxide diffusing capacity as percentage of predicted value; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; mRSS, modified Rodnan Skin Score.