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Table 2 Disease activity variables by BMI category

From: Obesity and disease activity in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

  Obesity
(n = 28)
Overweight
(n = 19)
Healthy weight
(n = 107)
P value
C-reactive protein mg/L (mean ± SD) 2 ± 2 1 ± 2 3 ± 9 0.12
Parent VAS (median, IQRa) 2.2, 0.8 - 4.6 1.5, 0.6 - 3.2 1.3, 0.5 - 2.6 0.24
Physician VAS (median, IQRa) 1.3, 0 - 2.7 0.9, 0 - 2.2 1.3, 0.5 - 2.6 0.42
ESR in mm/hr (median, IQRa) 14, 9 - 21 14, 10 - 20 10, 8 - 16 0.10
Joint count (median, IQRa) 1.5, 0 - 4 1, 0 - 3 2, 0 - 4 0.08
JADAS - 27 (median, IQRa) 5.6, 2.2 - 10 3.4, 1.8 - 8 5.2, 2.2 - 10.5 0.44
  1. aIQR: interquartile range