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Research Article

Insulin Resistance in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Associated with Low Appendicular Lean Mass

Table 2

RA disease-specific parameters.

Male
Female
Total

Anti-CCP positive, (%)23 (88.5)40 (60.6)63 (68.5)
RF positive, (%)23 (88.5)41 (62.1)64 (69.6)
DAS28 score, units4.8 (0.3)3.9 (0.2)4.2 (0.2)
Low disease activity, (%)7 (28.0)22 (33.3)29 (31.9)
Moderate disease activity, (%)8 (30.8)28 (42.4)36 (39.1)
High disease activity, (%)11 (42.3)16 (24.2)27 (29.73)
Disease duration, days262.6 (57.1)195.7 (25.3)214.9 (24.4)
Using GCS, (%)10 (40.0)16 (24.2)26 (28.6)
Using DMARD, (%)11 (42.3)40 (60.6)51 (55.4)

Values represent mean ± SE if not stated otherwise. Statistically significant differences between male and female patients are shown in boldface type (). RF: rheumatoid factor; DAS28: disease activity score calculated using 28 joints; GCS: glucocorticosteroids; DMARD: disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. Low disease activity (DAS28 score < 3.2), moderate disease activity (DAS28 score ≥ 3.2 to 5.1), and high disease activity (DAS28 score > 5.1).

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