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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 464 patients with RA

From: Health-related quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Characteristics N/total (%) or Mean ± SD
Age, years 59.15 ± 11.43
Women 395/464 (85.1)
Smoking 46/464 (9.9)
Alcohol drinking 105/464 (22.6)
Education, years 9.42 ± 5.21
Unemployed or retired 221/464 (47.6)
Disease duration, years 11.53 ± 8.3
Follow-up duration, years 4.28 ± 2.29
DAS28 (0–9) 3.50 ± 0.81
HAQ (0–3) 0.70 ± 0.68
Rheumatoid factor 334/447 (74.7)
ACPA 276/382 (72.3)
Hand or feet erosion 357/427 (83.6)
Diabetes mellitus 46/464 (9.9)
Hypertension 188/464 (40.5)
Dyslipidemia 182/464 (39.2)
Cerebrovascular disease 8/464 (1.7)
Coronary artery disease 12/464 (2.6)
Depression 39/464 (8.4)
Anxiety 43/464 (9.3)
  1. Abbreviation: - DAS28 Disease activity score 28, HAQ Health assessment questionnaire, ACPA anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies