Table 1

 Characteristics of patients by various disease-activity measures

Age at onset of RAp Value
⩾60 years40–60 years
MeanSDnMeanSDn
DAS, Disease Activity Score; PhGA, physician global assessment; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; SJS, Swollen Joint Score; TJS, Tender Joint Score; VAS, Visual Analogue Scale.
Age (years)73.77.3210155.27.221010.000
Weight (lbs)164.638.02031182.344.620510.000
Duration of RA (years)5.35.121015.35.121011.000
Disability Index0.300.420410.350.420530.001
DAS283.81.57663.61.67690.112
TJS3.75.520654.76.120640.000
SJS5.36.220645.26.120660.502
PhGA24.920.9208926.321.920840.032
Patient VAS general29.125.7194330.926.219860.030
Patient VAS for pain31.426.0198334.026.720220.001