Table 5

Overlap definitions according to baseline characteristics in patients with RA and confirmed sarcopenia

VariableEWGSOP2
n=11
FNIH n=6Both n=2
Males, n212
Age (years), median (IQR)63 (11)68 (12)60 (14)
Weight (kg), median (IQR)63 (5)73 (22)79 (2)
Height (m), median (IQR)1.72 (0.10)1.54 (0.15)1.70 (0.10)
BMI (kg/m²), median (IQR)21.9 (2.7)31.1 (2.7)27.4 (3.9)
Fat mass (%), median (IQR)38.4 (11.6)48.1 (14.6)36.5 (7.0)
DAS28CRP, median (IQR)2.6 (1.3)2.5 (0.7)3.3 (1.1)
HAQ (0–3), median (IQR)1.5 (1.3)1.6 (1.8)1.1 (2.3)
  • BMI, body mass index; CRP, C reactive protein; DAS28CRP, Disease Activity Score of 28 joints including C reactive protein; EWGSOP2, European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People; FNIH, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health; HAQ, Health Assessment Questionnaire; RA, rheumatoid arthritis.