Table 1

Baseline demographic, clinical, biological and radiographic characteristics of the study population from the ESPOIR cohort (n=602) and those without and with GC

  • Data are no. (%) or mean±SD.

  • Bold is related to significant p-Values.

  • *p Values were assessed by Mann-Whitney U test.

  • †p Values were assessed by χ2 test (or Fisher's exact test).

  • ACPA, anticitrullinated protein antibodies; BMI, body mass index; CRP, C reactive protein; DAS-28-CRP, Disease Activity Score in 28 joints, with C reactive protein level; DMARD, disease-modifying antirheumatic drug; ESPOIR, Etude et Suivi des POlyarthrites Indifférenciées Récentes; GC, glucocorticoids; HAQ, Health Assessment Questionnaire; NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; RF, rheumatoid factor; mSHS, van der Heijde-modified Sharp score.