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Table 1 Subject anthropometric data (mean ± standard deviation)

From: Reduced trabecular bone mineral density and cortical thickness accompanied by increased outer bone circumference in metacarpal bone of rheumatoid arthritis patients: a cross-sectional study

Parameter RA patients Reference group P-value
Number of subjects 50 100  
Age (y) 55.3 ± 11.4 54.1 ± 12.9 0.481
Height (cm) 163.4 ± 6.2 165.0 ± 5.7 0.092
Weight (kg) 67.0 ± 13.8 63.6 ± 9.8 0.183
Forearm muscle CSA (cm2) 24.0 ± 4.0 25.3 ± 3.5 0.102
Lower leg muscle CSA (cm2) 58.1 ± 11.3 63.7 ± 10.6 0.014
  1. P-values are indicated for two-sided Mann-Whitney-tests (significant P-values in bold). CSA stands for cross-sectional area.