TABLE 1

Characteristics of sarcoidosis cases and comparators at sarcoidosis incidence/index date

CasesComparatorsp-value
Subjects345345
Age years45.6±13.645.4±13.70.87
Female174 (50)174 (50)1.0
Ethnicity<0.001
 Caucasian301 (90)327 (95)
 African-American18 (5)2 (1)
 Asian6 (2)0 (0)
 Native-American2 (1)0 (0)
 Other7 (2)14 (4)
 Unknown112
Length of follow-up years15.1±10.516.8±10.8
Smoking status<0.001
 Never198 (60)132 (42)
 Ex-smoker71 (21)70 (22)
 Current smoker63 (19)115 (36)
 Unknown1328
BMI kg·m−229.8±7.327.5±5.6<0.001
Hypertension75 (22)75 (22)1.0
Dyslipidaemia50 (14)57 (17)0.46
Diabetes mellitus31 (9)26 (8)0.49
Framingham risk score8.5±9.09.3±11.20.78
  • Data are presented as n, mean±sd or n (%), unless otherwise stated. BMI: body mass index.