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Table 3 Demographic data, gynecological features, disease parameters and acute phase proteins in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients with and without sexual dysfunction (SQQ-F score < 62)

From: Sexual function in female juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients

Variables JIA with sexual dysfunction (n = 3) JIA without sexual dysfunction (n = 18) P
Demographic data
 Current age, years 28 (20–38) 26.53 (17–38) 0.600
Gynecological features    
 Menarche age, years 15 (12–16) 13 (09–10) 0.286
JIA onset categories
 Polyarthritis rheumatoid factor-negative 3 (100) 13 (72) 0.549
 Systemic 0 (0) 3 (17) 1.000
 Oligoarthritis 0 (0) 2 (11) 1.000
Disease parameters
 Number of limited joints 3.5 (0–32) 13 (6–39) 0.078
 Limitation on motion of hip 1 (33) 11 (61) 0.553
 Number active joints 0 (0–2) 1 (0–12) 0.566
 DAS 28, n = 20 1.36 (1.05–3.41) 1.97 (1.05–4.14) 0.368
Acute phase proteins
 ESR, mm/1st hour 07 (03–16) 8.5 (02–25) 0.724
 C-reactive protein, mg/L 1.9 (1.9–6.3) 2.3 (0.2–14) 0.919
Current treatment
 Prednisone 1 (33) 3 (17) 0.488
 Methotrexate 2 (67) 6 (33) 0.531
 Leflunomide 0 (0) 6 (33) 0.526
 Biological agents 0 (0) 9 (50) 0.227
  1. Results are presented in n (%) and median (range), SQQ-F - Sexual Quotient Questionnaire for Females, DAS28 - Disease Activity Score 28-Joint Counts, ESR - erythrocyte sedimentation rate