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Table 1 Demographics and disease activity variables in the questionnaire in 2010 a

From: Alcohol consumption is associated with lower self-reported disease activity and better health-related quality of life in female rheumatoid arthritis patients in Sweden: data from BARFOT, a multicenter study on early RA

Answered the 2010 postal questionnaire n = 1,460
Age in years, mean (SD) 65 (13)
Percentage females 70
HAQ 0.50 (0–1.0)
VAS global, mm 30 (10–50)
VAS pain, mm 30 (10–50)
Number of swollen joints (of 28) 1 (0–5)
Number of tender joints (of 28) 3 (1–8)
EuroQol 0.73 (0.69–0.80)
Number of current DMARDs and biologics 1.0 (1.0–2.0)
Number of previous DMARDs and biologics 1.0 (1.0–2.0)
Current methotrexate, % 60
Current glucocorticoids, % 23
Smokers, % 17
  1. aUnless otherwise stated, data are median (interquartile range).
  2. HAQ Health Assessment Questionnaire, VAS visual analog scale, DMARDs disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs.