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Table 5 Anthropometry and body composition measurement in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients

From: Rheumatoid cachexia is associated with dyslipidemia and low levels of atheroprotective natural antibodies against phosphorylcholine but not with dietary fat in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study

  Women (n = 61) Men (n = 19)
Weight change since disease onset, kg 2.3 (-0.8 to 5.9) 4.4 (-2.2 to 8.0)
BMI, kg/m2 25.0 (23.6 to 26.3) 27.0 (25.7 to 29.1)
Waist circumference, cm 85 (81 to 89) 105 (100 to 110)
Central obesity (WC >80 cm in women, >94 cm in men), N (%) 35 (57) 17 (89)
FM, total, kg 25.8 (22.8 to 28.7) 27.9 (23.4 to 32.5)
FM, total, % 37.8 (35.7 to 39.9) 31.7 (28.1 to 35.2)
FMI, kg/m2 8.8 (6.5 to 11.4)a 8.6 (7.2 to 9.9)
FFM, total, kg 42.0 (40.6 to 43.5) 61.2 (58.6 to 63.8)
FFMI, kg/m2 15.5 (15.1 to 15.9) 18.9 (18.2 to 19.6)
  1. Data is presented as mean (95% confidence interval) for normally distributed variables and as median (interquartile range) for non-parametric variables.
  2. aMedian
  3. BMI, body mass index; FFM, fat free mass; FFMI, fat free mass index; FM, fat mass; FMI, fat mass index; WC, waist circumference.