Table 1.

Baseline patients characteristics

NeutropeniaNo Neutropeniap value
Patients characteristicsN=60N=638
Age, mean (mean±SD)58.7±14.558.7±13.20.978
Female gender, No (%)50 (83.3%)414 (64.9%)0.03
Total follow-up (months), median (range)18 (6–48)18 (6–48)0.173
Smoking, No (%)5 (8.3)172 (27.0)0.0009
Smoking (present/past/never)5/23/32172/240/2250.002
Anaemiaa, No (%)8/57 (14.0)133/631 (21.1)0.235
Thrombocytopeniab, No (%)0/57 (0.0)0/631 (0.0)1.000
Leukopeniac, No (%)1/57 (1.7)3/631 (0.4)0.293
Lymphopeniad, No (%)4 (7.0)34/631 (5.4)0.545
RF positive, No (%)28/36 (77.8)295/401 (73.5)0.693
Anti-CCP positive, No (%)34/48 (70.8)410/527 (77.8)0.282
Baseline DAS28 (mean±SD)4.8±1.65.02±1.420.408
  • aHb<120 g/L, bplatelets <100000/μl, cwhite blood cells: <4x109/L, dlymphocytes: <1x109/L.