Table 4

Relation between the level of human cartilage glycoprotein-39 and clinical variables in patients with rheumatoid arthritis       

Diagnostic variable Spearman correlation coefficient p Value
Years since first symptoms0.0450.770
Years since disease established−0.0880.558
IgM rheumatoid factor (IU/ml)0.440 0.007
Tender joint count0.0840.574
Swollen joint count0.1490.318
ESR4-150 (mm/1st h)0.396 0.006
DAS4-150 score0.2500.094
  • 4-150 ESR = erythrocyte sedimentation rate; DAS = disease activity score.