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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of RA patients

From: Diagnostic value of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptides and association with HLA-DRB1 shared epitope alleles in African rheumatoid arthritis patients

Age (yrs) 53.5 (39 to 61.5)
Female sex (%) 95
Disease duration (yrs) 3 (2 to 6)
Erosions (%) 44
Subcutanous nodules (%) 7
DAS28 4.72 (3.8 to 6.4)
Morning stiffness (minutes) 30 (10 to 60)
VAS-pain (0 to10) 5 (3 to 7)
CRP (mg/L) 12 (6 to 35)
Tobacco, N (%) 1 (2)
Prednisone, N (%) 51 (91)
Dose (mg/day) 10
Methotrexate, N (%) 43 (77)
Dose (mg/day) 10
Sulfasalazine, N (%) 7 (12)
Azathioprine, N (%) 2 (5)
Leflunomide, N (%) 2 (5)
D-penicillamine, N (%) 1 (2)
  1. Continuous values are presented as median (interquartile range 25 to 75); CRP, C-reactive protein; DAS, disease activity score; VAS, visual analogue score