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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the patients with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis in the pilot study and of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and patients without rheumatoid arthritis in the validation study

From: Diagnostic value of a 3-day course of prednisolone in patients with possible rheumatoid arthritis – the TryCort study

  Pilot phase Validation phase
  RA (n = 15) OA (n = 15) RA (n = 47) Non-RA (n = 48)
Mean age, years 59.3 ± 6.3 66.8 ± 10.3 57.6 ± 12.2 54.5 ± 9.2
Female sex 86.7% 73.3% 70.2% 83.3%
Symptom duration, years 4.0 ± 3.5 10.8 ± 13.9 5.3 ± 10.2 4.9 ± 5.7
  1. OA Osteoarthritis, RA Rheumatoid arthritis
  2. Values are given as mean ± SD