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Table 5 Results of biochemical tests and scores by ACR/EULAR classification for rheumatoid arthritis

From: High prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis and its risk factors among Tibetan highlanders living in Tsarang, Mustang district of Nepal

Variables Male (n = 23) Female (n = 42) p value
n % n %
RF
 Negative 18 78.3 33 78.6 0.9940
 Weakly positive 4 17.4 7 16.7  
 Strongly positive 1 4.3 2 4.8  
Anti-CCP antibody
 Negative 23 100.0 40 95.2 0.2878
 Weakly positive 0 0.0 0 0.0  
 Strongly positive 0 0.0 2 4.8  
CRP
 Low 16 69.6 33 78.6 0.5485
 High 7 30.4 9 21.4  
Hyaluronic acida
 Low 17 77.3 28 66.7 0.5654
 High 5 22.7 14 33.3  
ACR/EULAR 2010
 0–3 18 78.3 34 81.0 0.9943
 4–5 4 17.4 5 11.9  
 6 1 4.3 3 7.1  
  1. Data were analyzed by Fisher’s exact tests or Cochran-Armitage trend tests for comparison of variables between males and females
  2. Position: After the paragraph in section “Prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis by ACR/EULAR 2010 score” in the “Results” section
  3. aOne male participant could not be measured due to a shortage of samples