Table 1.

Demographic and disease characteristics of patients referred for gold treatment.

CharacteristicNo. (%)
Gender, n = 81
  Female69 (85)
  Male12 (15)
Age, yrs, n = 71
  ≤ 303 (4)
  31–5021 (30)
  51–7035 (49)
  > 7012 (17)
Diagnosis, n = 81
  Rheumatoid arthritis71 (88)
  Psoriatic arthritis5 (6)
  Juvenile idiopathic arthritis2 (2)
  Undifferentiated polyarthritis1 (1)
  Sjögren’s syndrome1 (1)
  Spondyloarthritis1 (1)
Disease duration, yrs, n = 71*
  < 219 (27)
  2–519 (27)
  6–107 (10)
  11–2019 (27)
  > 207 (10)
Rheumatoid factor, n = 81
  Positive63 (78)
  Negative13 (16)
  Unknown5 (6)
  • * Counts and percentages based on available data. Ten patients never started gold and thus disease duration and age at time of admission to clinic were not applicable.