Table 3

Rates of change in bone mineral density (BMD) at various sites in the two treatment groups. Data are given as mean change with 95% confidence intervals

DMARD + prednisolone (n=42)DMARD only (n=34)
Delta BMD spine−2.7 (−4.5, −0.9)−1.0 (−3.2, +1.2)
Delta BMD arm−1.6 (−3.7, +0.5)−4.2 (−6.6, −1.9)
Delta BMD hand0.9 (−2.3, +4.1)−3.7 (−6.4, −0.9)