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Table 4 Pearson correlation coefficients for the variables measured at baseline and during tumour necrosis factor α inhibitor treatment a

From: Serum sclerostin in high-activity adult patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

  GCs Duration Lumbar spine BMD Femur neck BMD Dkk1 Sclerostin hsCRP DAS28 ESR Tender joint counts
Sex 0.226b 0.311c 0.074 0.350c 0.281c −0.029 −0.124 0.280 0.085c 0.211b
GCs   0.130 0.274c 0.391d 0.291c 0.229b 0.229b 0.416d 0.330c 0.323c
Duration    0.176 −0.500d −0.021 0.010 0.100 0.192 0.100 0.104
Lumbar spine BMD     0.512d −0.106 −0.178 −0.055 −0.121 −0.075 −0.071
Femoral neck BMD      0.017 −0.154 −0.113 −0.270b −0.266b −0.116
Dkk1       0.026 0.402d 0.113 0.244 0.071
Sclerostin        −0.011 0.317c 0.023 0.332c
hsCRP         0.318c 0.751d 0.089
DAS28          0.594d 0.857d
ESR           0.255b
  1. aBMD: Bone mineral density; DAS28: Disease Activity Score in 28 joints; Dkk1: Dickkopf Wnt signalling pathway inhibitor 1; ESR: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate; GCs: Glucocorticoids; hsCRP: High-sensitivity C-reactive protein. bP <0.05; cP <0.005; dP <0.001.