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Table 1 Baseline Clinical and Demographic Features

From: The Scottish Early Rheumatoid Arthritis (SERA) Study: an inception cohort and biobank

  Whole Cohort
Number 1073
Females
N (%)
698 (65 %)
Age
Years
58 (±14)
BMI
BMI >30 N (%)
28 (±6.3)
358 (33 %)
Alcohol Excessa Males
N (%) Females
31 (8 %)
37 (5 %)
Current Smoker
N (%)
286 (27 %)
Rheumatoid Factor Positive
N (%)
772 (72 %)
Anti-CCP Antibody Positive
N (%)
659 (61 %)
Symptom duration until diagnosisb, days 163
(IQR 97–323)
DAS28 4.74 (±1.34)
28 Swollen Joint Count 7 (±6)
28 Tender Joint Count 8 (±7)
Patient Global 100mmVAS 52 (±28)
Physician Global 100 mm VAS 45 (±24)
Pain 100 mm VAS 52 (±28)
HAQ 1.17 (±0.8)
EQ5D Index 0.51 (±0.32)
HAD Anxiety Scale ≥11
N (%)
208 (19 %)
HAD Depression Scale ≥11
N (%)
138 (13 %)
ESRb 22 (IQR 12–41)
CRPb 12 (IQR 5–33)
Commenced Methotrexate
N (%)
810 (75 %)
Modified Sharp Score – Hands and Feet
Erosion scoreb
Joint space narrowing scoreb
Total Sharp Scoreb
0 (IQR 0–3.0)
0 (IQR 0–4.0)
2 (IQR 0–7.0)
  1. Values are mean (SD) unless otherwise stated
  2. aAlcohol excess – defined as greater than recommended weekly intake; males >21units/week, females >14units/week
  3. bMedian (IQR)
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