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Table 1 Baseline demographics and clinical characteristics of participants

From: Moderate- to high intensity aerobic and resistance exercise reduces peripheral blood regulatory cell populations in older adults with rheumatoid arthritis

  Control (n = 25) Exercise (n = 24) p-value
Female, n (%) 21 (84%) 19 (79%) 0.73
Mean age (years) ± SD 70 ± 2.4 69 ± 2.7 0.17
Disease duration, median ± IQR 20 (11–24) 13 (9.3–19) 0.06
HAQ-DI, median ± IQR 0.50 (0.25–0.94) 0.19 (0.0–0.84) 0.06
ESR, median ± IQR 10 (7.0–17.5) 11 (4.3–20.8) 0.69
CRP, median ± IQR 2 (1–5) 3 (1–3) 0.58
DAS28, median ± IQR 2.3 (1.6–3.3) 2.2 (1.2–3.2) 0.78
ACPA+ 16 (64%) 20 (83%) 0.20
RF+ 20 (80%) 19 (79%) > 0.99
DMARDs 18 (72%) 22 (92%) 0.14
 Methotrexate 15 (60%) 21 (88%) 0.0507
 Methotrexate (dose), median + IQR 15 (12.5–20) 20 (15–25) 0.10
Biologics 12 (48%) 9 (38%) 0.57
 TNF inhibitors 6 (24%) 8 (33%) 0.54
 Rituximab 3 (12%) 1 (4%) 0.61
NSAIDs 17 (68%) 13 (54%) 0.39
Corticosteroid use 3 (12%) 1 (4%) 0.61
Cardiovascular diseases 5 (20%) 5 (21%) > 0.99
Previous malignancy 4 (16%) 8 (33%) 0.20
Lung disease 1 (4%) 1 (4%) > 0.99
Never-smokers 9 (36%) 10 (42%) 0.77
Smokers 2 (8%) 1 (4%) > 0.99
Ex-smokers 14 (56%) 13 (54%) > 0.99
  1. Table I show values at baseline. Statistical analyses were performed using the Fisher’s exact test or the Mann-Whitney U-test