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Table 2 Association between GlycA, C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate with measures of disease activity and clinical characteristics in patients with rheumatoid arthritisa

From: Utility of a novel inflammatory marker, GlycA, for assessment of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity and coronary atherosclerosis

  GlycA ESR CRP
ρ ρ ρ
DAS28-ESR 0.58b 0.65b 0.48b
DAS28-CRP 0.47b 0.36b 0.50b
Tender joints 0.28b 0.12 0.16c
Swollen joints 0.29b 0.28b 0.29b
Global health score 0.25b 0.21c 0.22c
Larsen scored 0.24c 0.16 0.18
ESR 0.64b 0.59b
CRP 0.61b 0.59b
IL-6 0.39b 0.38b 0.40b
TNFα 0.25c 0.28b 0.21c
Age 0.04 0.18c 0.08
BMI 0.08 0.09 0.17c
Hemoglobin −0.12 −0.51b −0.21c
eGFR 0.02 −0.04 0.05
  1. aCorrelation data are based on Spearman’s correlation coefficient (ρ). BMI, Body mass index; CRP, High-sensitivity C-reactive protein; DAS28, Disease Activity Score based on 28 joints; eGFR, Estimated glomerular filtration rate; ESR, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate; IL-6, Interleukin-6; TNFα, Tumor necrosis factor α. b P ≤ 0.001. c P < 0.05. dLarsen scores were available for 92 patients with RA