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Table 4 Clinical variables associated with detection of anti-M12 antibodies in patients with theumatoid arthritis

From: Improved serological detection of rheumatoid arthritis: a highly antigenic mimotope of carbonic anhydrase III selected in a murine model by phage display

Variables Anti-M12
Pearson r p R squared
Ethnicity
Gender
Age
Disease duration 0.1753 <0.05 0.03072
Rheumatoid factor
ESR
CRP
AntiCCP
Tender joints
Swollen joints
Biologic therapy −0.2934 <0.005 0.08616
NSAIDs
  1. Correlations were performed from Gaussian populations (Pearson) with a confidence interval of 95 %. Values not statistically significant. CCP cyclic citrullinated peptide, CRP C-reactive protein, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug