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Table 1 Clinical characteristics and common fall risk factors (n = 201). Data presented as mean (SD) unless specified

From: Foot and ankle characteristics associated with falls in adults with established rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study

Age 64.7 (11)
Women, n (%) 150 (75)
European, n (%) 161 (80)
Body Mass Index, Kg/m2 27.8 (5.3)
Disease duration, years 15.9 (13.6)
Disease type, n (%)  
 Rheumatoid factor positive 162 (81)
 Anti-CCP antibodies positive 105 (76)
 Seronegative 26 (13)
RA medications, n (%)  
 DMARD monotherapy 71 (35)
 Combination DMARD therapy (≥2 DMARDs) 104 (52)
 Biologics 33 (16)
 Prednisone 74 (37)
Other medications, n (%)  
 Opiates 18 (9)
 Anti-platelets 44 (22)
 Anti-coagulants 11 (6)
 Anti-hypertensive 91 (45)
 Hypoglycaemias 16 (8)
 Psychotropics 37 (18)
Number of medications 4.1 (2.0)
Number of co-morbidities 1.2 (1)
Co-morbid conditions, n (%)  
 Hypertension 73 (36)
 Other vascular disease 29 (14)
 Diabetes Mellitus 18 (9)
 Parkinson’s disease 2 (1)
 Osteoporosis 39 (19)
 Depression or bipolar disorder 16 (8)
Patient self-reported pain (VAS 0–100), mm 39 (27)
Patient global (VAS 0–100), mm 36 (26)
Tender joint count (total) 11 (12)
Swollen joint count (total) 5 (7)
DAS28-CRP score 3.38 (1.26)
Short FES-I score (7–28) 12 (5)
HAQ-II score 0.89 (0.62)
Wears glasses or contact lenses, n (%) 181 (90)
Uses assistive device, n (%) 57 (28)
  1. VAS visual analogue scale, DAS disease activity score, FES-I Falls Efficacy Scale-International, HAQII Health Assessment Questionnaire