Table 1: Demographic and clinical data of the 17 RA patients

F:M 15:2
Age mean SD (range), yrs 44.1 10.7 (28-63)
Disease duration Mean SD (range), yrs 7.9 5.8 (2.5-23)
BMI mean SD 27.3 12.3
Smoking habit N(%) 3/17 (17.6)
Glucocorticoids N(%) 17/17 (100)
Methotrexate N(%) 12/17 (70.6)
Hydroxychloroquine N(%) 2/17 (11.8)
Leflunomide N(%) 1/17 (5.9)