Table 4

Per cent of patients still in remission, by time since start of remission

DurationClinical Remission (n=553)Complete Remission (n=485)Clinical Remission on treatment (n=907)Complete Remission on treatment (n=800)
120 days43.841.044.540.3
240 days24.321.322.718.6
1 year13.
2 years5.
5 years1.
10 years0.
  • Patients not in remission at cohort entry were followed prospectively until either they achieved remission, they had a gap of nine or more months in their follow-up, or they dropped out of the study.