Table 3

Twelve-month demographic and clinical data of rheumatoid arthritis patients in different remission statuses
DAS28 remission (n= 102) Only DAS28 remission (n= 75) DAS28 + Boolean remission (n= 27) Not in any remission (n= 171)
DAS28(4v)-CRP 1.99 ± 0.31 2.08 ± 0.28 1.75 ± 0.27 3.97 ± 1.12
TJC28 0.17 ± 0.45 0.17 ± 0.48 0.15 ± 0.36 4.92 ± 5.39
SJC28 0.41 ± 1.17 0.53 ± 1.34 0.07 ± 0.27 4.05 ± 4.66
CRP (mg/dl) 0.53 ± 0.61 0.56 ± 0.71 0.43 ± 0.14 1.28 ± 2.84
PGH 2.08 ± 1.56 2.58 ± 1.52 0.7 ± 0.46 4.99 ± 2.39
Low disease activity (%) 100 100 100 28.1
Responder (%) 100 100 100 71.9
Good response (%) 94.1 92 100 24.6
Moderate response (%) 5.9 8 0 47.4
Nonresponse (%) 0 0 0 28.1

Data presented as mean ± standard deviation or percentage. DAS28, disease activity score based on 28-joint count; DAS28(4v)-CRP, disease activity score based on 28-joint count, C-reactive protein and patient global health; TJC28, tender joint count out of 28 joints; SJC28, swollen joint count out of 28 joints; CRP, C-reactive protein; PGH, patient global health.

Balogh et al.

Balogh et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R221   doi:10.1186/ar4421

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