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Table 1 Demographic and clinical features of the 155 study patients

From: Agreement between physicians and parents in rating functional ability of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

  N Mean (SD) Median Lower Quartile Upper Quartile
Age at disease onset, years 155 4.25 (3.2) 3.1 1.7 5.8
Age at study visit, years 155 12.5 (4.4) 11.8 9.2 14.9
Disease duration, years 155 8.5 (3.5) 7.3 5.8 10
Physician's global assessment§ 153 3.6 (3.4) 2.5 0.5 6.3
Parent's global assessment§ 148 1.79 (2.3) 0.65 0 3
Parent's pain assessment§ 145 1.91 (2.4) 1 0 3
Swollen joint count 155 2.8 (5.1) 1 0 3
Tender joint count 155 3.1 (4.6) 1 0 4
Restricted joint count 155 4.9 (10.2) 1 0 5
Active joint count 155 3.9 (6.2) 2 1 5
C-HAQ score$ 152 0.3 (0.5) 0.1 0 0.4
Morning stiffness, minutes 146 14.6 (35) 0 0 10
ESR, mm/hour 145 20.8 (17.1) 16 10 27
C-reactive protein, mg/dl^ 146 0.7 (1.4) 0.1 0.1 0.8
JADI-Articular score° 155 2.3 (5.5) 0 0 2
JADI-Extra-articular score+ 155 0.6 (1.2) 0 0 1
Poznanski score, units& 84 - 1.7 (2) - 1.2 - 3.2 0.1
CHQ-Physical summary score# 119 49.7 (7.6) 52.6 47.2 55
CHQ-Psychosocial summary score# 119 48.9 (7.5) 49.1 43 54.3
  1. C-HAQ: Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire; ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate; JADI: Juvenile Arthritis Damage Index; CHQ: Child Health Questionnaire.
  2. §On a 0–10 cm visual analogue scale (0 = best; 10 = worst);$Range of 0 (best) to 3 (worst);normal <15 mm/hour; ^normal <0.1 mg/dl;°range of 0 (best) to 72 (worst);+range of 0 (best) to 17 (worst);&abnormal < – 2 units;#mean ± SD norm based score for both physical and psychosocial scores: 50 ± 10.