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Table 1 Characteristics of arthritis patients receiving intra-articular corticosteroid injections

From: A randomized study of local anesthesia for pain control during intra-articular corticosteroid injection in children with arthritis

Characteristics All EMLA® or Numby®b EMLA® or Numby® + Buffered Subcutaneous Lidocaineb
Total n (%) 63 (100) 28 (44.4) 35 (55.6)
Agea (years) 10.8 (8.2 – 14.4) 11.5 (8.7 – 13.1) 10.5 (8.2 – 14.6)
Range (years) 4.7 – 20 4.7 – 17.9 6.1 – 20.0
Gender    
 Male 19 (30.2) 9 (32.1) 10 (28.6)
 Female 44 (69.8) 19 (67.9) 25 (71.4)
Disease Durationa (years) 1.2 (0.2 – 4.8) 1.4 (0.11 – 4.7) 1.2 (0.2 –5.0)
Range (years) 0 – 15.6 0.0 – 9.6 0.02 – 15.6
Disease Type    
 Oligoarthritis 49 (77.8) 24 (85.7) 25 (71.4)
 Polyarthritis 7 (11.1) 2 (7.1) 5 (14.2)
 Systemic arthritis 1 (1.6) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.9)
 Enthesitis-Related arthritis 1 (1.6) 1 (3.6) 0 (0.0)
 Psoriatic arthritis 2 (3.2) 1 (3.6) 1 (2.9)
 Lyme arthritis 3 (4.8) 0 (0.0) 3 (8.6)
  1. aMedian [inter-quartile range (IQR) = 25th- 75th percentile]. bNo significant difference between groups