Table 2

 Five-year activity and radiographic measurements (mean (SD))

5-year variablesRemission group (n = 30)Non-remission group (n = 104)p Value*
CRP, C reactive protein; DAS, Disease Activity Score; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; HAQ, Health Assessment Questionnaire; SHS, Sharp–van der Heidje.
*p Values for the comparison of the two groups.
DAS0.94 (0.34)2.49 (0.91)<0.001
HAQ0.12 (0.3)0.72 (0.64)<0.001
ESR, mm/h9.4 (6.6)18.1 (12.9)0.001
CRP, mg/l4.6 (3.9)10.1 (16.9)0.05
Total SHS9.0 (13.5)20.3 (23.2)0.005
Erosion SHS2.5 (3.8)7.4 (9.3)0.002
Joint-space narrowing SHS6.6 (11.1)12.9 (16.5)0.029