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Table 1 Characteristics of patients at baseline.

From: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of hydrotherapy and land exercises on overall well being and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis

Characteristic Hydrotherapy N = 57 Land Exercise N = 58
Age (mean ± SD, years) 55.2 ± 13.3 56.1 ± 11.9
Female Sex 39 (68%) 42 (72%)
Disease Duration† (years) 10 (4–18) 8 (3–20)
On DMARD* 47 (82%) 50 (86%)
On oral corticosteroids 11 (19%) 10 (17%)
On NSAIDs 28 (49%) 32 (55%)
  1. *DMARD includes TNF inhibitors but not corticosteroids.
  2. † Values are medians with lower and upper quartiles in parentheses