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Table 1 Subjects’ characteristics

From: Quadriceps muscle properties in rheumatoid arthritis: insights about muscle morphology, activation and functional capacity

 CG (n = 35)RA (n = 35)p-value
Age (years)45.33 ± 12.5047.92 ± 14.370.438
Body mass (Kg)64.39 ± 9.8466.53 ± 14.970.754
Height (m)1.62 ± 0.051.60 ± 0.070.634
Body Mass Index (kg.m−2)24.53 ± 4.2325.81 ± 5.080.249
Pain (VAS)0.65 ± 1.683.00 ± 2.87*< 0.001
IPAQ (met.min.week)1351.47 ± 425.12956.19 ± 291.09*< 0.001
HAQ (pts)N.A0.43 ± 0.07N.A
DAS 28-ESR (pts)N.A3.81 ± 0.72N.A
Disease Duration (years)N.A12.31 ± 4.32N.A
  1. CG Control Group, RA Rheumatoid Arthritis, IPAQ International Physical Activity Questionnaire, VAS Visual Analogue Scale, DAS 28-ESR Disease Activity Scores, HAQ Health Assessment Questionnaire, NA Not Applicable; *difference between-group