Table 1

Patient characteristics

Total number150
F:M100:50
Mean (SD) age (years)58.9 (10.3)
Mean (SD) duration of RA (years)12.7 (8)
Mean (SD) HAQ score1.7 (0.7)
Rheumatoid factor positive116 (77%)
Smokers58 (39%)
Ex-smokers47 (31%)
Non-smokers45 (30%)
On methotrexate66 (44%)
  • SD = standard deviation; HAQ = Health Assessment Questionnaire (functional score, range 0–3).