Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Female

Male

Population


Number (%)

98 (87.5)

14 (12.5)

112 (100)

Age (Mean ± SD, years)

41.22 (11.24)

40.57 (14.7)

41.14 (11.65)

Duration of illness (Mean ± SD, years)

9.70 (8.06)

6.86 (3.9)

9.35 (7.71)

Signs and symptoms:

No. (%)

No. (%)

No. (%)

Pain

5 (5.10)

4 (28.57)

9 (8.04)

pain + swelling

6 (6.12)

2 (14.29)

8 (7.14)

pain + stiffness

10 (10.20)

0 (0)

10 (8.93)

pain + swelling + stiffness

77 (78.57)

7 (50.0)

84 (75.0)

not known

0 (0)

1 (7.14)

1 (0.89)

RF positive

57 (58.16)

6 (42.86)

63 (56.25)

Positive family history

43 (43.88)

2 (14.29)

45 (40.18)


Muazzam et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R95   doi:10.1186/ar4275

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