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Table 2 Summary disease data

From: Rheumatoid arthritis and sexuality: A patient survey in France

  Patients Controls
  Sample Men Women Sample Men Women
  Mean (SD), % Mean (SD), % Mean (SD), % Mean (SD), % Mean (SD), % Mean (SD), %
N 1268 200 1068 70 16 54
% with disease other than RA 61.5% 60% 62% 59% 75% 53.7%
Disease duration 19.0 (11.6) 16.6 19.5 - - -
HAQ 1.2 (0.8) 0.9 1.3* - - -
Disease activity (VAS) 4.6 (2.2) 4.1 4.7 - - -
Pain (VAS) 4.7 (2.2) 4.2 4.7* - - -
Biologic treatment 40.8% 35.4% 42.2%* - - -
Global Health (VAS) 4.5 (1.9) 4.3 4.5 3.8 (2.2)** 3.7 3.8
Fatigue (VAS) 5.6 (2.2) 4.9 5.7 5.3 (2.4) 5.1 5.5
Mood (VAS) 4.2 (2.2) 4.0 4.2 3.9 (2.1) 4.4 3.8
Utility 0.55 (0.3) 0.61 0.54 0.65 (0.3)** 0.57 0.68
  1. *p < 0.01 (gender), **p < 0.01 (controls versus patients).
  2. All VAS = 1(best)-10(worst); Pichot scale = 0(best)-32(worst); HAQ = Health Assessment Questionnaire; SD = standard deviation.