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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study cohort

From: Psoriatic arthritis is associated with bone loss of the metacarpals

  Total study group
Total, n 104
 Women 57
 Men 47
Age (years), mean ± SD 54.7 ± 12.3
Height (cm), mean ± SD 168 ± 9.0
Weight (kg), mean ± SD 79 ± 16.7
Body mass index, mean ± SD 27.6 ± 5.2
Disease duration (years), mean ± SD 9.6 ± 6.7
Tender joint count (0–28 joints), mean ± SD 2.5 ± 2.5
Swollen joint count (0–28 joints), mean ± SD 2.3 ± 2.5
C-reactive protein (mg/l), mean ± SD 9.8 ± 14.2
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (mm/hour), mean ± SD 16.3 ± 17.1
Corticosteroids, n (%)  
 Yes (mean dose 5 mg/day) 28 (26.9)
 No 76 (73.1)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, n (%) 49 (47.1)
Synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, n (%) 42 (40.4)
Biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, n (%) 13 (12.5)
  1. SD standard deviation