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Table 2 Reasons for DMARD discontinuation among 19 prior-users

From: DMARD non-use in low-income, elderly rheumatoid arthritis patients: results of 86 structured interviews

  N(%) Side effects experienced Physician’s request Cost Concernsa Inconvenient Ineffective Otherb
Methotrexate 10 (52.6) 5 1 2 1 1 2 0
Hydroxychloroquine 6 (31.6) 1 2 0 1 0 2 1
Abatacept 1 (5.3) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Etanercept 2 (10.5) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Infliximab 1 (5.3) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Gold 4 (21.1) 1 1 0 1 0 1 1
Totalc 24 7 4 2 3 1 8 3
  1. aConcerns about possible side effects or drug reactions that were not already experienced.
  2. bOther health problems.
  3. cParticipants were allowed to report more than one DMARD discontinuation.