Table 5

 Longitudinal modelling of remission time-averaged odds ratios (ORs) using generalised estimating equations (GEE) for DAS and DAS28, week 8 through 52

Imputation methodCombination vMTX†Combination vETN†ETN v MTX‡
Results are shown as OR (95% CI).
*Non-response imputation assigns all missing time point values as not in remission; †p<0.0001; ‡not significant.
DAS remission
None3.26 (2.15 to 4.93)2.57 (1.72 to 3.84)1.26 (0.86 to 1.99)
LOCF3.37 (2.26 to 5.04)2.58 (1.75 to 3.79)1.31 (0.84 to 2.03)
Non-response*3.49 (2.34 to 5.20)2.31 (1.58 to 3.37)1.51 (0.98 to 2.33)
DAS28 remission
None3.70 (2.44 to 5.61)2.56 (1.75 to 3.75)1.45 (0.92 to 2.27)
LOCF3.45 (2.36 to 5.06)2.60 (1.78 to 3.77)1.33 (0.87 to 2.05)
Non-response*3.78 (2.62 to 5.46)2.67 (1.86 to 3.82)1.42 (0.94 to 2.14)