Table 3

Probability of erosion ‘repair’ over time in a single joint (GEE model, taking the correlation of four repeated reads into account as within-subject variation source)

Compared conditionsOR (95% CI)p Value
Treatment
 MTX1 (reference)
 ETA1.28 (1.07–1.53)0.007
 MTX+ETA1.33 (1.12–1.58)0.001
Swelling
 Worse/persistent1 (reference)
 Improvement/none1.57 (1.16–2.14)0.004
Baseline erosions
 Normal1 (reference)
 ErodedNA
  • ETA, etanercept only; GEE, generalised estimating equations; MTX, methotrexate only; NA, not applicable; OR, odds ratio.