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Table 1 Demographic and genetic data of Austrian rheumatoid arthritis patients and matched control subjects

From: The MHC2TA-168A>G gene polymorphism is not associated with rheumatoid arthritis in Austrian patients

  Patients (n = 362) Controls (n = 351) P value
Male gender (n (%)) 70 (19.3) 70 (19.9) n.s.
Age (years ± SD) 59 ± 13 59 ± 11 n.s.
Disease duration (years ± SD) 9 ± 5 - -
Erosive disease (%) 76 - -
DMARDs (n ± SD) 6 ± 2 - -
MHC2TA -168 AA genotype (n (%)) 184 (50.8) 172 (49.0) -
MHC2TA -168 AG genotype (n (%)) 155 (42.8) 142 (40.5) 0.90 (AG genotype versus AA genotype)
MHC2TA -168 GG genotype (n (%)) 23 (6.4) 37 (10.5) 0.044 (GG genotype versus AA + AG genotypes)
MHC2TA -168G frequency 0.278 0.308 0.21
  1. DMARDS, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs; n.s., not significant; SD, standard deviation.