Table 4

 Baseline predictors of remission during four years of follow up using Cox regression analysis

VariableΒSEp ValueExp (β)95% CI, Exp (β)
Complete baseline data on 397 patients were available for this analysis.
CI, confidence interval.
Good response, more than 50% improvement from baseline on at least three of four disease parameters (mean VAS pain, joint score, morning stiffness, or ESR).
Good response1.560.200.0004. 753.20 to 7.03
Pain−0.020.040.0000.980.97 to 0.99
Rheumatoid factor negative0.490.180.0611.631.15 to 2.32
Joint score−0.0020.000.0481.000.996 to 1.00