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Table 1 Descriptive of all patients who answered the questionnaire in 2010 and 2017

From: Physical activity in established rheumatoid arthritis and variables associated with maintenance of physical activity over a seven-year period – a longitudinal observational study

   All patients in 2010
Mean (SD)
All patients in 2017
Mean (SD)
N   950 950
Age   61 (13)  
gender Women, % 72  
Smoking habits Non smoker, % 42 42
  Smoker, % 16 11
  Previous smoker, 42 47
RF, %   66  
Disease duration, years   8.7 (3.8)  
BMI   25.9 (4.2) 25.9 (4.8)
BMI < 18.5, % 1 1
  18.5–24.9, % 44 45
  25.0–29.9, % 41 38
  ≥30, % 14 15
Fulfilling MVPA, %   66 53
TJC   5.4 (6.3) 5.1 (6.4)
SJC   3.5 (5.1) 2.9 (4.8)
PatGA NRS (0–10)   2.9 (2.3) 3.0 (2.4)
Pain NRS (0–10)   3.3 (2.5) 3.4 (2.5)
Fatigue NRS (0–10)   4.1 (2.8) 4.1 (2.8)
HAQ   0.52 (0.55) 0.60 (0.62)
EQ 5D   0.74 (0.20) 0.72 (0.24)
Tender regions   4.3 (3.8) 3.9 (3.7)
Cardiovascular disease, %   41 50
Pulmonary disease, %   9 12
DMARD No DMARD, % 17 24
  cDMARDa 54 43
  bDMARDa 26 27
  Only corticosteroidsa 3 6
  1. awith and without corticosteroids
  2. BMI Body mass index, TJC Tender joint count, SJC Swollen joint count, PatGA Patient Global Assessment, NRS Numeric rating scale, HAQ Health Assessment Questionnaire, EQ. 5D Euroqol 5 Dimensions, DMARDs Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, cDMARDs Conventional DMARDs, CS Corticosteroids