Table 1: RA - Disease characteristics of the 97 participants with rheumatoid arthritis.

F:M

 

85:12

White: non-white

 

23:74

Average age (years)

 

47.3 11.18

Average length of disease (years)

 

7.72 7.79

Positive rheumatoid factor

 

84 (87%)

Extra-articular manifestations

Total

54 (56%)

 

Nodules

18 (19%)

 

Anemia

32 (33%)

 

Ulcers

05 (5%)

 

Raynaud

04 (4%)

 

Weight loss

20 (21%)

Pulmonary symptoms

Total

35 (36%)

 

Dyspnea

19 (20%)

 

Chest pain

13 (13%)

 

Cough

21 (21%)