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Table 3 Mean Larsen scores and 3-month bone mineral density loss in early rheumatoid arthritis

From: Decrease in bone mineral density during three months after diagnosis of early rheumatoid arthritis measured by digital X-ray radiogrammetry predicts radiographic joint damage after one year

  Mean (SD) Larsen score p value
No BMD loss Moderate BMD loss Severe BMD loss
Baseline (SD) 3.2 (4,23) 4.3 (4.81) 6.0 (6.28) 0.039
1 year (SD) 4.0 (4.68) 5.3 (5.45) 7.3 (6.38) 0.024
2 years (SD) 5.4 (5.1) 6.9 (5.6) 8.8 (6.04) 0.056
  1. BMD bone mineral density