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Table 3 Fatigue

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

  Patients Controls
  Fatigue < = 4 Fatigue > 4 Fatigue < = 4 Fatigue > 4
Respondents 1166 349 (30%) 817 (70%) 17 (25%) 51 (75%)
Age 62.8 64.5 60.1 60.3
Disease duration (years) 18.1 19.5 - -
Working (%) 24.3% 20.0% 33% 59%
% on Biologics 45.5% 39.9% - -
HAQ 0.8 1.4* - -
Disease activity 3.1 5.3* - -
Global health (VAS) 3.4 4.9* 2.9 4.0
Pain (VAS) 3.1 5.4* - -
Mood (VAS) 3.1 4.7* 3.2 4.0
Utility 0.70 0.48* 0.69 0.63
  1. *p < 0.01 high versus low fatigue.
  2. All VAS including fatigue = 1(best)-10(worst); Utility 0(death)-1(full health); HAQ = Health Assessment Questionnaire.