Table 1

 Characteristics of the patients with RA and controls studied

CharacteristicsPatients with RAControls
(n = 120)(n = 81)
Women/men89/3158/23
Age (years), mean (range)54 (19–84)54 (14–83)
Women’s age (years), mean (range)53 (21–84)54 (14–83)
Men’s age (years), mean (range)57 (19–81)55 (21–74)