Table 3

 Sharp/van der Heijde scores and radiographic progression rates (increase in score per year) in the UA-RA and RA-RA groups

UA-RA group (n = 91)RA-RA group (n = 62)
nMedian (IQR)nMedian (IQR)
*p>0.05 in the UA-RA group versus the RA-RA group.
n is the number of patients with available data.
Sharp/van der Heijde score
Baseline880 (0–3)601 (0–4)
1 Year794 (0–13)565 (0–18)
2 Years718 (0–17)485 (1–27)
3 Years6610 (2–20)4511 (2–26)
4 Years539 (2–30)4115 (4–27)
Radiographic progression rate
Slope 0–1 year*2 (0–8)2 (0–10)
Slope 0–2 years*3 (0–8)1 (0–8)
Slope 0–4 years*2 (0–7)2 (0–4)
Slope 1–4 years*2 (0–8)1 (−1–3)
Slope 2–4 years*2 (−1–8)2 (0–5)