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Table 1 Odds ratios for achieving ACR response after 3 months for patients treated with initial combination therapy compared with initial monotherapy

From: Response to ‘Feasibility of tailored treatment based on risk stratification in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis’ – authors’ reply

  Method 1 Method 2 (Visser model)
  Odds ratio 95 % confidence interval Odds ratio 95 % confidence interval
Poor prognosis patients    
 ACR20 3.94 2.09 to 7.43 10.00 3.41 to 29.32
 ACR50 6.29 3.00 to 13.20 9.74 3.22 to 29.49
 ACR70 7.08 2.31 to 21.70 9.33 1.97 to 44.21
Nonpoor prognosis patients    
 ACR20 3.12 1.73 to 5.63 2.72 1.67 to 4.45
 ACR50 6.25 3.08 to 12.70 5.39 2.98 to 9.74
 ACR70 6.39 1.84 to 22.23 4.99 1.85 to 13.46
  1. ACR, American College of Rheumatology