Table 2

Etanercept levels in good, moderate and non-responders

Good respondersModerate respondersNon-responders
1 Month3.40 (2.22–4.62)*2.52 (1.26–4.11)2.64 (1.20–3.89)*
4 Months3.98 (2.72–5.35)*3.08 (2.03–4.52)2.54 (1.12–3.94)*
6 Months3.78 (2.53–5.17)*3.10 (2.12–4.47)2.80 (1.27–3.93)*
  • Etanercept levels are shown in mg/l.

  • * There was a significant difference between good and European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) non-responders p=0.009 at 1 month and p<0.001 at 4 and 6 months after the start of etanercept treatment.

  • There was a significant difference between good and moderate EULAR responders p=0.004 at 1 month, p=0.001 at 4 months and p=0.045 at 6 months after the start of etanercept treatment.