Skip to main content

Table 1 Patient demographics and clinical characteristics (n = 114)

From: Direct healthcare resource utilisation, health-related quality of life, and work productivity in patients with moderate rheumatoid arthritis: an observational study

Demographic/clinical variables Number of patients (%)a
Age (years) at diagnosis N = 108b
Mean (SD) 55.5 (13.9)
Gender
 Female 85 (75)
DAS28 score closest to enrolment
  < 2.6 0 (0)
 2.6 < 3.2 0 (0)
 3.2 ≤ 5.1 114 (100)
  > 5.1 0 (0)
 Mean (SD) 3.8 (0.5)
Number of swollen joints closest to enrolment N = 111
 0–1 57 (51)
 2–4 43 (39)
 ≥5 11 (10)
 Median (IQR) 1.0 (1.0–3.0)
Number of tender joints closest to enrolment N = 111
 0–1 21 (19)
 2–4 56 (50)
 ≥5 34 (31)
 Median (IQR) 3.0 (2.0–5.0)
Number of comorbidities at enrolment
 0 17 (15)
 1 33 (29)
 2 39 (34)
 3 11 (10)
 4 11 (10)
  ≥ 5 3 (3)
 Median (IQR) 2.0 (1.0–2.0)
Number of cDMARDs received between RA diagnosis and start of observation periodc
 None recorded 1 (1)
 1 25 (22)
 2 56 (49)
 3 28 (25)
 4 3 (3)
  ≥ 5 1 (1)
 Mean (SD) 2.1 (0.8)
  1. cDMARDs Conventional disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, DAS Disease activity score, IQR Interquartile range, RA Rheumatoid arthritis, SD Standard deviation
  2. aResults reported as n (%) unless otherwise indicated (e.g. mean, median)
  3. bSix patients did not have a date of diagnosis recorded
  4. cStart of observation period is 24 months prior to enrolment