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Table 1 Patient details at baseline and one year

From: Inflammation predicts accelerated brachial arterial wall changes in patients with recent-onset rheumatoid arthritis

  Week 0
(mean ± SD)
Week 52 Pvalue
Demographic details    
Male:female 19:12 - -
Mean age (range, years) 54 (23 to 78) - -
Body mass index (range, kg/m2) 28 (17 to 45) - -
Rheumatoid arthritis characteristics    
Disease duration, mean (range, months) 1.8 (1 to 12) - -
Tender joint count (out of 53) 18 (14) 7.6 (8.1) < 0.001
Swollen joint count (out of 44) 15 (8.9) 5.0 (9.3) < 0.001
Health assessment questionnaire score (maximum disability 24) 3.3 (3.5) 1.8 (2.7) 0.006
Physician's global assessment of disease activity (maximum 100) 37 (27) 26 (28) 0.013
Joint pain (VAS, maximum 100) 51 (32) 24 (26) < 0.001
Rheumatoid factor level 281 (438) 98 (127) 0.011
Disease activity score, 4 v 4.3 (1.6) 2.6 (1.4) < 0.001
Rheumatoid factor positive, n (%) 21 (68%) 17 (55%)  
Cardiovascular risk factors    
History of ever smoking, n (%) 20 (65%) - -
History of current smoking, n (%) 8 (26%) - -
History of hypertension, n (%) 6 (19%) - -
History of diabetes mellitus, n (%) 3 (10%) - -
History of hyperlipidaemia, n (%) 2 (6.5%) - -
History of myocardial infarction, n (%) 1 (3.2%) - -
History of angina, n (%) 2 (6.5%) - -
History of stroke and/or transient ischaemic attack, n (%) 1 (3.2%) - -
Family history of cardiovascular disease, n (%) 6 (19%) - -
Laboratory values    
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (mm/hour) 40 (25) 21 (16) < 0.001
C-reactive protein (mg/L, normal < 6) 27 (25) 9.3 (12) < 0.001
  1. Bold values are statistically significant. SD = standard deviation; VAS = visual analogue scale.