Table 1

 Clinical assessment in 1109 patients with rheumatoid arthritis on the day of the visit

Mean (SD)MedianRangeIQR
ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; IQR, interquartile range; VAS, visual analogue scale.
Painful joints (n)7.2 (6.8)50 to 289.0
Tender Joints (n)4.9 (5.2)30 to 286.0
Physician’s global assessment (VAS, 100 mm)33 (25)280 to 10038.0
Patient’s global assessment (VAS, 100 mm)48 (28)500 to 10045.00
Pain (VAS, 100 mm)41 (27)400 to 10040.00
Morning stiffness (min)59 (74)300 to 54050.0
ESR (mm/h)28.8 (23.6)221 to 12628.0
C reactive protein (mg/l)23.3 (31.2)120 to 20723.0
DAS284.51 (1.55)4.590 to 8.362.20
ACR functional class: number of patients (%)
    Class I207 (19)
    Class II305 (28)
    Class III338 (31)
    Class IV251 (22)