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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Influence of patient characteristics on perceived risks and willingness to take a proposed anti-rheumatic drug

Demographics
  Mean S.D. Range
Age (years) 61.52 13.37 18-93
Female sex 73.2%   
Minority 6.5%   
Medicaid 18.6%   
Less than high school graduation 12.3%   
Disease and Treatment Related Experience
RA duration (years) 13.15 11.18 1-68
Number of DMARDs taken 2.45 1.54 0-11
Past or current biologic DMARD use 53.2%   
TNF related knowledge 8.39 2.45 1-14
Past hospitalization with SAE 4.0%   
Current bother from DMARD side effects 1.52 0.91 0-5
Satisfaction with RA control 3.94 0.97 1-5
Support to take DMARD 13.31 0.50 3-15
Decision regret of current DMARD choice 8.11 23.38 5-25
RA Disease Status
HAQ 2 disability 0.76 0.64 0-3
Clinical disease activity index 11.82 8.41 0-54
Mood and Cognition
Major depression 15.0%   
Happiness 6.86 1.77 0-9
Health literacy 13.32 2.51 3-15
Low or marginal health literacy 8.8%