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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of 91 children with JIA.

From: An evaluation of the utility of routine laboratory monitoring of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): a retrospective review

  Patients
Characteristic No. %
Median age at onset (yr) 4 (0.1-15.7)
Gender   
   Female 74 81
   Male 17 19
JIA onset subtype   
   Oligoarticular 62 68
   Polyarticular 29 32
NSAID*   
   Naproxen 87 95
   Meloxicam 4 4
   Tolmetin 11 12
   Ibuprofen 16 18
   Rofecoxib 6 7
   Diclofenac 8 9
   Celecoxib 3 3
   Nabumetone 2 2
Other Medications† 6 7
Median duration of treatment (yr)   
   Oligoarticular 1.5 (0.14-17.7)
   Polyarticular 0.58 (0.11-9.8)
  1. * Some patients may have been treated with more than one NSAID
  2. (NSAIDs were never used simultaneously)
  3. † Azathioprine (1), Etanercept (1), Hydroxychloroquine (4)