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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study participants

From: Incorporation of n-3 PUFA and γ-linolenic acid in blood lipids and red blood cell lipids together with their influence on disease activity in patients with chronic inflammatory arthritis - a randomized controlled human intervention trial

Age (yr)
Mean ± SD 56 ± 13
Range 29-88
Sex (%)
Male 8.5
Female 91.5
BMI (kg/m 2 )
Mean ± SD 26 ± 6
Range 19-48
CRP (mg/dL)
Mean ± SD 7.8 ± 14.0
Range 0-75
BSG (1 h)
Mean ± SD 15.4 ± 13.1
Range 4-57
Tender joint count
Mean ± SD 9.2 ± 6.0
Range 1-26
Swollen joint count
Mean ± SD 4.1 ± 3.4
Range 0-14
DAS28
Mean ± SD 4.5 ± 0.9
Range 2-7
VAS (mm)
Mean ± SD 50 ± 20
Range 22-87