Table 1

 Demographic characteristics and baseline scores of disease activity measures

Values are mean (range) for continuous variables and per cent for counts.
ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; SJC, swollen joint count; TJC, tender joint count.
Age (years)61.6 (49.8 to 70.0)
Disease duration (years)16.7 (3.5 to 45.4)
Erosive disease73%
Rheumatoid factor67%
28-SJC1.9 (0 to 10)
28-TJC3.4 (0 to 16)
ESR (mm/h)15 (3 to 52)
C reactive protein (mg/l)8.8 (2 to 75)