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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (n = 27)

From: Criterion validation of two submaximal aerobic fitness tests, the self-monitoring Fox-walk test and the Åstrand cycle test in people with rheumatoid arthritis

Characteristics  
Demographics  
 Gender: female, n (%) 22 (81)
 Age (yrs), mean (SD) 62 (8)
Anthropometrics  
 Weight, kg mean (SD) 70 (14)
 Height, cm, mean (SD) 170 (10)
 BMI, mean (SD) 24.3 (3.5)
RA-related characteristics  
 Disease duration (yrs), median (IQR) 15 (7–30)
 DAS 28, median (IQR)1 2.4 (2.2-2.8)
 General health (VAS), 0–100, median (IQR) 14 (7–25)
 Fatigue (VAS), 0–100, median (IQR) 19 (6–35)
 Pain (VAS), 0–100, median (IQR) 19 (7–28)
 Activity limitation (HAQ) 0–3, median (IQR) 0.379 (0–0.750)
RA- medication2  
 Biologics, n (%) 17 (63)
 DMARD, n (%) 17 (63)
 NSAID, n (%) 8 (30)
 Corticosteroids, n (%) 5 (19)
Other medication  
 Beta adrenergic antagonists, n (%) 3 (11)
Physical activity  
 30 minutes moderate intensity, times/week past year, median(IQR) (n = 26) 3.1 (2.2-4.0)
 Circuit training, times/week past year, median (IQR) (n = 26) 1.3 (0.7-1.7)
  1. 1n = 22, 2n = 25, SD = Standard deviation, BMI = Body mass index: weight (kg) / height (m2), DAS 28 = Disease activity score, VAS = visual analogue scale, HAQ = Health Assessment Questionnaire, IQR = Inter quartile range, DMARD = Disease modifying anti rheumatic disease, NSAID = Non steroidal anti inflammatory drug.