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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of the study patients

From: Impact of socio-demographic and clinical characteristics on functional disability and health-related quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study from Palestine

Variable Mean ± SD
Median (lower–upper quartile)
Or
N (%)
Total = 300
Age of RA onset (years) 40.61 ± 13.44 (10–77)
RA duration (years) 6 (4–12)
Diagnosis delay  
Delay 192 (64)
No delay 108 (36)
Delay diagnosis (months)a 12 (4–12)
Morning stiffness  
Stiffness 196 (65.3)
No stiffness 104 (34.7)
Morning stiffness (minutes) 15 (10–30)
Night pain  
Pain 196 (65.3)
No pain 104 (34.7)
Number of awakenings 2 (2–3)
Comorbid diseases  
Yes 172 (57.3)
No 128 (42.7)
Number of comorbid diseases 2 (1–2)
Number of comorbid diseases  
1 75 (25)
2 55 (18.3)
3 24 (8)
4 12 (4)
5 6 (2)
  1. RA rheumatoid arthritis
  2. aData for delayed diagnosis were only available for 186 patients