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Table 4 Components of DAS28-CRP and VAS pain in RA-patients reporting low or not-low social support

From: Neither low social support nor low decision latitude at work is associated with disease remission among patients with rheumatoid arthritis: results from the Swedish EIRA study

Follow-up time point 3 months 12 months 60 months
Low Social support (n = 500) Not low social support (n = 1894) Low Social support (n = 479) Not low social support (n = 1835) Low Social support (n = 426) Not low social support (n = 1628)
CRP, median (IQR) 7 (3–10) 7 (3–11) 5 (2–9) 6 (2–9) 3 (1–7) 4 (1–8)
Tender joint count, median (IQR) 2 (0–6) 2 (0–5) 1 (0–4) 1 (0–3) 1 (0–3) 0 (0–3)
Swollen joint count, median (IQR) 2 (0–5) 2 (0–5) 1 (0–3) 1 (0–2) 0 (0–2) 0 (0–2)
VAS global, median (IQR) 30 (13–52) 27 (10–49) 25 (10–54) 21 (7–44) 29 (8–51)* 21 (6–45)*
VAS pain, median (IQR) 26 (10–50) 25 (10–48) 25 (9–53)* 21 (6–45)* 27 (9–50)* 22 (6–45)*
  1. *p < 0.05