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Table 3 Baseline predictors of sustained DAS remission (n = 753)

From: Time to achieve remission determines time to be in remission

  Univariate1 Multivariate2
Variable Beta (β) P value OR (95% CI) Beta (β) P value OR (95% CI)
Time-to-remis -0.091 0.000 0.913 (0.889-0.939) -0.094 0.000 0.910 (0.878-0.944)
RF positive 0.447 0.058 1.563 (0.985-2.481)    
Male gender -0.379 0.067 0.685 (0.457-1.026)    
Age 0.007 0.302 1.007 (0.993-1.022)    
Baseline DAS -0.302 0.001 0.740 (0.620-0.882)    
Baseline HAQ -0.567 0.011 0.567 (0.367-0.878)    
Dis duration -0.003 0.745 0.997 (0.982-1.013)    
44 SJC -0.012 0.384 0.988 (0.963-1.015)    
53 TJC -0.070 0.000 0.932 (0.903-0.962)    
ESR -0.004 0.349 0.996 (0.988-1.004)    
VAS GH -0.009 0.075 0.991 (0.980-1.001)    
  1. 1 Results of the univariate logistic regression model for sustaining remission (DAS<1.6 for at least 6 months or more) during 3 years of follow-up and baseline variables, given with odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95%CI). 2 Results of the final multivariate logistic regression model for sustaining remission (DAS<1.6 for at least 6 months or more) during 3 years of follow-up and baseline variables, given with odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI).
  2. Remis = remission; RF = rheumatoid factor; DAS = disease activity score based on 53 tender joint counts (TJC) and 44 swollen joint counts (SJC); HAQ = health assessment questionnaire; Dis = disease; ESR = erythrocyte sedimentation rate; VAS = visual analogue scale; GH = general health. Time-to-remission was measured in months, age was measured in years and disease duration was measured in weeks.