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Table 4 Days, cumulative dose and dose of DMARDs the 1st year after diagnosis stratified for men and women

From: Sex-specific differences and how to handle them in early psoriatic arthritis

   Men (n = 304) Women (n = 311)
n p25 p50 p75 n p25 p50 p75 p value*
Biological Days 42 106 212 319 39 83 160 260 0.10
Methotrexate Days 216 208 354 365 215 174 336 365 0.05t
  Cumulative dose (mg)   541 809 1172   423 770 1132 0.03t
  Dose   15 20 24   15 20 24 0.14t
Sulfasalazine Days 36 149 289 319 52 43 97 277 0.002
  Cumulative dose (mg)   258000 549500 614000   34250 174000 433000 0.001
  Dose   1741 1931 2000   1000 1925 2000 0.35
Hydroxychloroquine Days 11 24 173 289 34 116 270 344 0.13
  Cumulative dose (mg)   9600 69200 115600   39600 88600 137600 0.30
  Dose   400 400 400   400 400 400 0.54
Leflunomide Days 22 100 197 281 37 50 126 212 0.06
  Cumulative dose (mg)   1740 2610 4940   900 2020 2775 0.07
  Dose   10 20 20   10 17 20 0.59
Prednisone Days 32 34 98 171 51 38 89 183 0.66
  Cumulative dose (mg)   648 1208 1820   420 814 1480 0.20
  Dose   8 11 20   7 8 15 0.06
  1. *Non-parametric comparison between men and women
  2. tParametric t test for comparison between men and women