Table 4

Impact of ultrasound on prediction of RA: multivariate analyses

Variablesp ValueAUC
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  • AUC, area under the receiver operating characteristic curve; GS, ultrasound greyscale; GS count, sum of greyscale data when converted to a binary variable; GS index, sum of greyscale grades for all scanned joints; metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint GS ≥1 involvement, MCP involvement with an ultrasound GS grade of at least 1; PD, ultrasound power Doppler; PD10 index, summed power Doppler grades of MCP joint 2–3 joints, wrists and metatarsophalangeal (MTP) 2–3 joints; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; US, ultrasound.