Table 1

Characteristics of 767 patients

Patients

Age in years (mean ± SD)

54.1 ± 14.9

Female gender

79.9%

Rheumatoid factor-positive

55.3%

Disease duration at baseline in years (mean ± SD)

8.1 ± 10.6

Duration of follow-up in years (mean ± SD; range)

5.1 ± 1.4; 6.8

Disease activity characteristics, median (quartiles)

Swollen joint count (0–28)

3 (1; 7)

Tender joint count (0–28)

2 (0; 6)

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate in millimeters (normal <20)

23 (14; 55)

C-reactive protein in milligrams per deciliter (normal <1.0)

1.1 (0.5; 2.7)

Patient assessment of pain in millimeters (0–100)

37 (19; 53)

Patient global assessment of activity in millimeters (0–100)

37 (18; 58)

Physician global assessment of activity in millimeters (0–100)

34 (19; 49)

Health Assessment Questionnaire (0–3)

0.875 (0.25; 1.5)


SD, standard deviation.

Kapral et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2007 9:R72   doi:10.1186/ar2270

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