Table 1

Subject anthropometric data (mean ± standard deviation)

Parameter

RA patients

Reference group

P-value


Number of subjects

50

100

Age (y)

55.3 ± 11.4

54.1 ± 12.9

0.481

Height (cm)

163.4 ± 6.2

165.0 ± 5.7

0.092

Weight (kg)

67.0 ± 13.8

63.6 ± 9.8

0.183

Forearm muscle CSA (cm2)

24.0 ± 4.0

25.3 ± 3.5

0.102

Lower leg muscle CSA (cm2)

58.1 ± 11.3

63.7 ± 10.6

0.014


P-values are indicated for two-sided Mann-Whitney-tests (significant P-values in bold). CSA stands for cross-sectional area.

Aeberli et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2010 12:R119   doi:10.1186/ar3056

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