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Table 2 Possible GCA Symptoms

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

  All (n = 652) Female (n = 405) Male (n = 247) Odds Ratio (95% CI): females vs. males (ref. category) Mean (sd) age with symptoms Mean (sd) age no symptoms Odds Ratio (95% CI): per 10 year age increase
Sudden headache 161
(24.7)
123
(30.4)
38
(15.4)
2.40
(1.60, 3.60)
70.8
(9.5)
73.1
(8.7)
0.76
(0.62, 0.92)
Appetite loss 140
(21.5)
102
(25.2)
38
(15.4)
1.85
(1.23, 2.80)
73.1
(9.2)
72.4
(8.9)
1.09
(0.88, 1.35)
Unintended weight loss 137
(21.0)
83
(20.5)
54
(21.9)
0.92
(0.63, 1.36)
73.3
(8.8)
72.3
(9.0)
1.14
(0.92, 1.42)
Tender scalp 123
(18.9)
87
(21.5)
36
(14.6)
1.60
(1.04, 2.45)
72.8
(8.9)
72.4
(9.0)
1.05
(0.84, 1.31)
Disturbed / double vision 110
(16.9)
84
(20.7)
26
(10.5)
2.22
(1.39, 3.57)
71.6
(9.5)
72.7
(8.8)
0.87
(0.70, 1.09)
Temperature/ fever 99
(15.2)
72
(17.8)
27
(10.9)
1.76
(1.10, 2.83)
69.2
(9.4)
73.1
(8.7)
0.63
(0.49, 0.79)
Jaw pain on chewing 66
(10.1)
50
(12.4)
16
(6.5)
2.03
(1.13, 3.66)
72.3
(8.0)
72.5
(9.0)
0.98
(0.74, 1.30)
  1. All are N (%) unless otherwise stated