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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the RA patients enrolled in the study

From: Bone erosion in the 2nd metacarpophalangeal head: association with its bone mineral density by HR-pQCT in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Variables N = 50
Clinical parameters
 Age. years 40.0 ± 6.0
 Disease duration. Years 10.8 ± 4.8
 Disease activity score-28 (DAS-28) 2.7 (2.1; 3.1)
  Remission. N(%) 27 (54%)
  Mild disease activity. N(%) 5 (10%)
  Moderate disease activity. N(%) 17 (34%)
  High disease activity. N(%) 1 (2%)
 SDAI 10.9 ± 8.2
  Remission. N(%) 9 (18%)
  Mild disease activity. N(%) 18 (36%)
  Moderate disease activity. N(%) 20 (40%)
  High disease activity. N(%) 3 (6%)
 Hand Grip. N 18.0 ± 7.3
 Current Treatment
  Glucocorticoids. N(%) 31 (62%)
  conventional DMARDs. N(%) 47 (94%)
  biological DMARDs. N(%) 21 (43%)
 HAQ 0.9 ± 0.7
Laboratory Parameters
 ESR. mm/h 13.9 ± 12.2
 CRP. mg/L 5.6 ± 7.5
  1. The results are expressed as mean ± standard deviation (SD). mean (IQR = interquartile range) or N(%). SDAI Simplified disease activity index, DMARD Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs, HAQ Health assessment questionnaire, ESR Erythrocyte sedimentation rate. CRP C reactive protein