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Table 5 Definition of the status of activity of rheumatoid arthritis and respective cutoff points using composite disease activity indices

From: 2017 recommendations of the Brazilian Society of Rheumatology for the pharmacological treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Index Disease activity status Cutoff points
SDAI Remission ≤5
Low > 5 and ≤ 20
Moderate > 20 and ≤ 40
High > 40
CDAI Remission ≤2.8
Low ≤10
Moderate > 10 and ≤ 22
High > 22
DAS28 Remission ≤2.6
Low > 2.6 and ≤ 3.2
Moderate > 3.2 and ≤ 5.1
High > 5.1
  1. CDAI, clinical disease activity index; DAS28, disease activity index (28 joints); SDAI, simplified disease activity index [142].