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Table 1 Patient Characteristics

From: Orofacial symptoms and oral health-related quality of life in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a two-year prospective observational study

Cohort characteristics Orofacial symptomatic group at T0 Orofacial asymptomatic group at T0
Number 62 51
Mean age at baseline, years (sd) 14.6 (2.9) 13.9 (2.4)
JIA subcategories, number
 Oligoarticular extended 4 1
 Oligoarticular persistent 26 28
 Polyarticular 27 17
 Systemic 1 1
 Psoriatic 3 4
 Enthesitis related arthritis 0 0
 Unknown 1 0
Disease duration
 Mean years (sd) 7.4 (4.2) 6.6 (4.4)
  < 1 years 0 1
 0–3 5 6
  > 3 57 44
TMJ-specific treatment in the follow-up period, number
 Flat splint (night) 12 5
 Flat splint (full time) 10 0
 Distraction splint 4 6
 Full fixed appliances 5 4
 Previous full fixed appliances 12 9
 Surgical osseous distraction 1 0
 Activator 4 3
 Intra articular TMJ steroid 3 0
 Orofacial physiotherapy 8 0
 Home Exercises 4 0
 No treatment 12 25
Medical treatment in the follow-up period, number
 NSAID 19 4
 Methotrexate 27 16
 Leflunomide 4 0
 Systemic steroid 1 0
 Biologics 26 16
 No medication 36 38
 Combination of two drugs 19 6
 Combination of three drugs 3 1
 Change in treatment during follow-up 21 15
  1. Characteristics of study patients. TMJ: Temporomandibular joint