Table 2

 Clinical characteristics of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (n = 295)

Values are mean (SD) or *n (%).
ACR, American College of Rheumatology; HAQ, health assessment questionnaire; VAS, visual analogue scale.
Mean disease duration (years)8.3 (10.1)
    <1 year*97 (32.9%)
    1–5 years*59 (20.0%)
    >5 years*139 (47.1%)
ACR disease activity score44.0 (27.5)
Patient’s assessment of pain (10 cm VAS)4.8 (2.6)
Patient’s global assessment of disease activity (10 cm VAS)4.3 (2.1)
Physician’s global assessment of disease activity (10 cm VAS)4.0 (2.3)
Swollen joint count6.0 (7.1)
Tender joint count12.2 (11.3)
HAQ9.7 (6.0)
C reactive protein (mg/l)30.4 (44.5)
    ACR <35*130 (44.1%)
    ACR 35–65*106 (35.9%)
    ACR >65*59 (20.0%)
Larsen score212.3 (1.5)
    Larsen 0–1109 (36.9%)
    Larsen 2–3115 (39.0%)
    Larsen 4–571 (24.1%)