Table 2

Cross tabulation of ASDAS change vs. ASAS40 response

ASDAS change


major improvement

clinically important

no improvement

ASAS40


Year 1

  Response

  Non-response

6

0

4

1

0

5


Year 2

  Response

  Non-response

8

1

1

3

0

3


Year 3

  Response

  Non-response

8

1

2

1

0

4


Year 4

  Response

  Non-response

8

1

3

1

0

3


Year 5

  Response

  Non-response

10

0

1

2

0

3


Year 6

  Response

  Non-response

8

0

1

5

0

2


Year 7

  Response

  Non-response

10

0

1

4

0

1


Numbers in the boxes represent the numbers of patients achieving the different combinations of responses.

Baraliakos et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R67   doi:10.1186/ar4244

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