Table 1

Baseline characteristics
Groups DAS28 ≤ 3.2 3.2 < DAS28 ≤ 5.1 DAS28 > 5.1 Normal
(n = 6) (n = 6) (n = 6) (n = 6)
Age, mean ± SD years 38.2 ± 12.2 46.1 ± 11.6
Women, no. 15(3) 6(4)
Time duration from diagnosis to inclusion, months 28.2 ± 10.2 30.6 ± 8.2 16.2 ± 6.5 (−)
Combination therapy no. 6(1) 6(3) 6(6) (−)
DAS28, * mean ± SD 2.5 ± 0.5 3.6 ± 0.6 5.9 ± 0.7 (−)

* DAS28 = Disease Activity Score in 28 joints; See Patients and Methods for description of groups.

Wang et al.

Wang et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:249   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-249

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