Table 5

Radiographic progression in patients with great, moderate or no/small hand bone loss.

HBLtertiles

Great bone loss

Moderate bone loss

No/small bone loss

Diff.


Radiographic progression

N (%)

N (%)

N (%)

p

2 years

64(54)

52(44)

29(25)

0.001

5 years

72(70)

54(59)

46(49)

0.011

8 years

57(70)

46(61)

44(52)

0.060


HBL, hand bone loss; N, number.

Forslind et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R219   doi:10.1186/ar4058

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