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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with axial spondyloarthritis participating in focus groups

From: Patient perspectives on health care provider practices leading to an axial spondyloarthritis diagnosis: an exploratory qualitative research study

  Overall (n = 26)
  mean (standard deviation)
Age in years 53.5 (15.1)
Age at first symptom 22.8 (10.1)
Age first told doctor 24.4 (10.7)
Age at diagnosis 34.8 (12.7)
Time from first symptom to first tell doctor 1.7 (2.7)
Time from first told doctor to diagnosis 10.4 (9.1)
Time from first symptom to diagnosis 12.0 (9.5)
  percentage
Women 38.5
Race/ethnicity
 White 76.9
 Black 7.7
 Hispanic 3.9
 Other 11.5
Education
 High School or less 0
 Some college 38.5
 College graduate 30.8
 Graduate degree 30.8
Medications
 NSAIDS 46.2
 Corticosteroids 0
 TNF-alpha inhibitors 42.3
 IL-17 inhibitors 3.9
 IL 12/23 Inhibitors 19.2
 Opioids 7.7
 DMARDS 0
  1. Percentages may exceed 100% due to rounding