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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study cohort (=18 participants)

From: Patients’ views about treatment with combination therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis: a comparative qualitative study

Gender 14 women, 4 men
Age range, mean and median Range: 21–70 years, mean: 49 years, median: 50 years
Self-described ethnicity 1 Asian; 1 Black African; 1 Black British;1 British Bengali; 1 Caribbean; 1 Columbian; 11 White British/English; 1 Welsh
Employment status Employed full-time x 2; employed part-time x 2; self-employed x1; student fulltime x1; housewife x 2; retired x5; unemployed x5.
Registered disabled Yes: 12; No: 6
Range of year of diagnosis (median) 1966-2011 (2007)
Early RA (<2 years)/established RA (> 2 years) 8 patients/10 patients
Receipt of combined DMARDs/combined DMARDs & biologic treatment 13 patients/5 patients with RA
Range of duration of combined treatment (median) 4 - 96 months (36 months)