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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the two cohorts and their treating rheumatologists

From: Identifying factors associated with concordance with the American College of Rheumatology rheumatoid arthritis treatment recommendations

  MTX monotherapy users Multiple nonbiologic DMARD users
Patient characteristics, n 741 995
 Demographics
  Age, years, mean (SD) 65.8 (12.4) 63.3 (11.9)
  Sex, % female 74 % 81 %
  White, % 83 % 83 %
 Insurance, %
  Private 64 % 66 %
  Medicare 46 % 49 %
  Medicaid 9 % 7 %
 Clinical
  Disease duration, years mean (SD) 10.4 (9.7) 12.7 (10.6)
  mHAQ, mean (SD) 0.6 (0.5) 0.5 (0.5)
  CDAI, mean (SD) 20.8 (10) 19.0 (9.9)
  Ever use of prednisone, % 40 % 54 %
Provider characteristics, n 106 125
 Years in practice, mean (SD) 31 (9.2) 30.5 (9.9)
 Sex, % male 88 % 79 %
 Practice setting
  Academic 4 % 10 %
  Private practice 96 % 90 %
 Location
  Northeast 48 % 29 %
  South 25 % 30 %
  Midwest 18 % 33 %
  West 9 % 8 %
  1. CDAI Clinical Disease Activity Index, mHAQ modified Health Assessment Questionnaire