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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of the sample

From: Possible giant cell arteritis symptoms are common in newly diagnosed patients with Polymyalgia Rheumatica: results from an incident primary care PMR cohort

   N = 652
Age (Mean, SD) 72.5 (8.9)
Gender (N %)  
 Female 405 (62.1)
 Male 247 (37.9)
Median (IQR) pain score (NRS) at presentation 8 (7, 9)
Median (IQR) stiffness score (NRS) at presentation 8 (7, 9)
Morning stiffness >45 min duration (n, %) 524 (80.3)
Current steroid dose for PMR treatment (mg/day)a
N (%)
 
 <10 mg 64 (12.3)
 10 < 15 mg 87 (16.7)
 15 < 20 mg 218 (41.9)
 20 < 25 mg 111 (21.4)
 25-30 mg 6 (1.2)
 ≥30 mg 34 (6.5)
Smoking (n, %)  
 Never 317 (49.3%)
 Previously 286 (44.5%)
 Currently 40 (6.2%)
  1. a Data on current steroid dose not available for 132 patients. NRS- numerical rating scale, where 0 = none and 10 is very severe.