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Table 1 Characteristics of 767 patients

From: Remission by composite scores in rheumatoid arthritis: are ankles and feet important?

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)
  1. SD, standard deviation.