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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the healthy control subjects and patients with RA studied

From: Failure of catecholamines to shift T-cell cytokine responses toward a Th2 profile in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

  Patients with RA (n = 16) Control group (n = 16)
Gender (female/male) 9/7 7/9
Age, years (range) 63 ± 4.0 (25 to 92) 53 ± 4.2 (26 to 87)
Disease duration, years (range) 11.4 ± 4.8 (1 to 57) n.a.
Rheumatoid factor-positive 11 n.a.
C-reactive protein (mg/ml) 35.6 ± 9 n.m.
CD4/CD8 ratio 4.4 ± 0.7 3.9 ± 0.5
DAS28-3 4.73 ± 0.44 n.a.
  1. Data are given as means ± standard errors of the mean. DAS28-3, Disease Activity Score using 28 joints and three variables; n.a.; not applicable; n.m.; not measured; RA, rheumatoid arthritis.