Table 5

Multivariate logistic regression analysis of factors predicting 3-year clinical remission

OR95% CI
DAS28 remission
 Group 2 versus group 1*11.355.82 to 22.14
SDAI remission
 Group 2 versus group 1*7.523.71 to 15.25
 Baseline ESR (mm/h)2.171.01 to 4.67
ACR/EULAR remission
 Group 2 versus group 1*9.174.15 to 20.97
 Baseline ESR (mm/h)1.961.03 to 3.74
  • *Group 1, patients with persistent moderate disease activity at 6- and 12-month visits; group 2, patients with sustained DAS28 remission at 6- and 12-month visits.

  • ACR/EULAR, American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism; DAS28, Disease Activity Score in 28 joints; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; SDAI, Simplified Disease Activity Index.