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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample of patients with rheumatoid arthritis

From: Characterization of falls in adults with established rheumatoid arthritis and associated factors

Participants, n   86
Women, n (%)   76 (88.4)
Age (years), mean ± SD (min-max)   55 ± 11.8 (23–88)
BMI (kg/m2), mean ± SD (min-max)   27.7 ± 5.3 (15.35–40.04)
Self-reported ethnicity, n (%) White 54 (62.8)
Mixed 20 (23.3)
Black 12 (14)
Marital status, n (%) Married 52 (62.8)
Single 14 (16.3)
Divorced 10 (11.6)
Widowed 8 (9.3)
Duration of disease (years), median (P25–75) (min-max)   10 (5–16.5); (2–40)
Self-reported associated diseases (%) HBP 53.5
Osteoporosis 17.4
DM 12.6
Labyrinthitis 11.6
HF 8.1
Fibromyalgia 7.0
Hypothyroidism 7.0
Depression 3.4
Falls in the previous year (%)   37.4
Walking aids (%)   9.3
  1. n: number; %: percentage; SD: standard deviation; min: minimum; max: maximum; BMI: body mass index; kg: kilogram; m2: square meter; P25–75: 25th percentile and 75th percentile; HBP: high blood pressure; DM: diabetes mellitus; HF: heart failure