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Table 1 Participant characteristics according to Rheumatoid Arthritis status.

From: Newly diagnosed, treatment-naive patients with rheumatoid arthritis have early abnormalities of vascular and myocardial function

Characteristic RA n = 52 Control n = 30 p-value
Age, years 49.3±14.1 46.7±11.4 0.39
Female gender; n (%) 34 (65) 15 (50) 0.18
Body surface area, m2 1.87±0.22 1.9±0.21 0.43
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 124±17 125±16 0.80
Pulse pressure, mmHg 54±13 53±13 0.68
ESR, mm/h, median (IQR) 31.5 (34) - -
CRP, mg/L, median (IQR) 6.4 (34) - -
ACPA, n (%) 44 (85) - -
RF, n (%) 41 (79) - -
DAS28 5.8±1.7 - -
  1. Data presented as mean±SD unless otherwise stated. ACPA= anti-citrullinated peptide antibody, CRP= C-reactive protein, DAS= Disease activity score, ESR= Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, RA= Rheumatoid arthritis, RF= Rheumatoid factor.