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Table 1 Patient demographics of entire cohort, those with 6-week follow-up and those without

From: The rapid kinetics of optimal treatment with subcutaneous methotrexate in early inflammatory arthritis: an observational study

Variables All Patients 6 week follow up visit No 6 week follow up visit p value
Mean Values (SD)
N 140 103 37  
Female, no. (%) 86 (61.4) 64 (62.1) 22 (59.5) 0.96
Age, mean (SD) (years) 55.78 (15.69) 56.23 (15.98) 54.54 (13.00) 0.86
Meets 2010 ACR/EULAR Criteria, no. (%) 113 (80.7) 85 (82.5) 28 (75.7) 0.90
Mean symptom duration (days) at first visit, mean (SD) 160.24 (107.37) 158.76 (105.48) 164.35 (114.56) 0.96
Rheumatoid Factor positive, no. (%) 156 (58.6) 58 (58.6) 20 (58.8) 0.77
Smoking Status, no. (%)
 Current smoker 19 (13.6) 14 (13.6) 5 (13.5) 0.70
 Ex-smoker 64 (45.7) 45 (43.7) 19 (51.4)
 Never 57 (40.7) 44 (42.7) 13 (35.1)
Caucasian, no. (%) 117 (83.6) 87 (84.5) 30 (81.1) 0.85
Marital status, no. (%)     
 Single 22 (15.7) 18 (17.5) 4 (10.8) 1.00
 Common Law 6 (4.3) 5 (4.9) 1 (2.7)
 Married 91 (65.0) 63 (61.2) 28 (75.7)
Education, no. (%)
 Elementary school 6 (4.3) 5 (4.9) 1 (2.7) 0.92
 High school 56 (40.0) 40 (38.8) 16 (43.2)
 College/Trade school 41 (29.3) 27 (26.2) 14 (37.8)
 University Bachelor 25 (17.9) 22 (21.4) 3 (8.1)
 Masters 7 (5.0) 6 (5.8) 1 (2.7)
 PhD 5 (3.6) 3 (2.9) 2 (5.4)
Income, no. (%)
 None 6 (4.3) 5 (4.9) 1 (2.7) 0.80
 < $20,000 21 (15.0) 17 (16.5) 4 (10.8)
 $20,000–$50,000 46 (32.9) 28 (27.2) 18 (48.6)
 $50,000–$100,000 36 (25.7) 28 (27.2) 8 (21.6)
 > $100,000 10 (7.1) 8 (7.8) 2 (5.4)
 Do Not Wish to Answer 21 (15.0) 17 (16.5) 4 (10.8)
Employment, no. (%)
 Employed 69 (49.3) 51 (49.5) 18 (48.6) 0.66
 Retired 43 (30.7) 31 (30.1) 12 (32.4)
 Homemaker 10 (7.1) 6 (5.8) 4 (10.8)
 Student 6 (4.3) 5 (4.9) 1 (2.7)
 Disabled 4 (2.9) 2 (1.9) 2 (5.4)  
 Sick Leave 3 (2.1) 3 (2.9) 0 (0)
 Maternity Leave 1 (0.7) 1 (1.0) 0 (0)
 Unemployed 4 (2.9) 4 (3.9) 0 (0)
Number comorbidities present, mean (SD) 3.03 (2.32) 2.99 (2.38) 3.13 (2.21) 0.95