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Research Article

Chemokine C-C Motif Ligand 4 Gene Polymorphisms Associated with Susceptibility to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Table 1

Demographic profiles of the study participants.

VariableControls (N=371)RA patients (N=217)p value

Age
 ≦60 years297 (80.1%)147 (67.7%)0.001
 >60 years74 (19.9%)70 (32.3%)
Gender
 Female209 (56.3%)181(83.4%)<0.001
 Male162 (43.7%)36 (16.6%)
RF-positive33 (15.2%)
ESR
 <20 mm/h108 (49.8%)
 ≧20 mm/h109 (50.2%)
TNF inhibitor
 NO131 (60.4%)
 YES86 (39.6%)
Methotrexate
 NO95 (43.8%)
 YES122 (56.2%)
Prednisolone
 NO98 (45.2%)
 YES119 (54.8%)

RA: rheumatoid arthritis; RF: rheumatoid factor; ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate; TNF: tumor necrosis factor.

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