Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the patients with RA. Results are shown as No (%)

Number129
Women89 (69)
Mean age (years)59.4
>65 years44 (34)
Mean disease duration (years)8.0
RF positive93 (72)
Receiving DMARDs114 (88)
Receiving corticosteroids14 (11)
Ischaemic heart disease11 (9)
Diabetes mellitus4 (5)
Chronic pulmonary disease16 (12)
Chronic renal disease1 (1)
Chronic liver disease1 (1)