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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with RHD and the controls

From: Association of matrix metalloprotease 1, 3, and 12 polymorphisms with rheumatic heart disease in a Chinese Han population

  RHD patients
(n = 90)
Controls
(n = 90)
p value
Age (years) 51.0 ± 5.4 50.9 ± 4.9 0.921
Sex    0.55
 Male 46 (51.1%) 41 (45.6%)  
 Female 44 (48.9%) 49 (54.4%)  
Clinical characteristics
 Carditis 90 (100%) 0  
 Arthritis 0 0  
 Subcutaneous nodules 0 0  
 Chorea 0 0  
 Erythema marginatum 0 0  
  1. Age is represented as mean ± SD
  2. RHD rheumatic heart disease, SD standard deviation