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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics and treatment of the study patients

From: Correlation of the score for subjective pain with physical disability, clinical and radiographic scores in recent onset rheumatoid arthritis

N° of patients 105
Age, years 50.93 ± 10.72
Female / Males 76 / 29
Disease duration, months 15.86 ± 8.14
RA test + / - 71 / 34
Severity of pain (VAS mm) 61.65 ± 19.10
Duration of morning stiffness (min) 82.14 ± 49.45
Swollen joints (no.) 11.00 ± 5.83
Tender joints (no.) 14.24 ± 6.75
HAQ (0–3) 1.39 ± 0.59
Assessment of patients' disease activity (VAS mm) 50.84 ± 21.03
ESR (mm/1h) 48.78 ± 20.00
CRP (mg/dl) 3.06 ± 1.97
Larsen-Dale score (0–200) 15.90 ± 13.97
Concomitant use of:  
NSAIDS, % of patients 70.9%
Systemic corticosteroids, % of patients 50.5 %
  1. VAS: Visual Analogue Scale; ESR: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate; CRP: C Reactive Protein. HAQ: Health Assessment Questionnaire