Table 1

ESPOIR study demographics and disease characteristics for patients meeting ACR/EULAR classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis at entry.

Variables


Number

641


Age, years

48.5 (12.2)


Sex, number (%) female

499 (77.8)


Tender joint count, score from 0 to 28

9.8 (7.2)


Swollen joint count, score from 0 to 28

8.2 (5.5)


CRP, mg/dL

2.1(3.3)


Patient global assessment, cm from 0 to 10

6.2 (2.5)


Physician Global Assessment in cm from 0 to10

5.4 (2.2)


Pain score in cm from 0 to 10

5.7 (2.6)


HAQ, score from 0 to 3

1 (0.7)


Modified total Sharp score

6.4 (10.5)


IgM rheumatoid factor positivity, n (%)

367 (57.2)


Anti-CCP positivity, n (%)

313 (48.8)


Results presented as mean (SD) unless stated otherwise. Anti-CCP: test positive for antibody to cyclic citullinated protein

Zhang et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R156   doi:10.1186/ar3896

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