Association of morbid obesity with disability in early inflammatory polyarthritis: results from the Norfolk Arthritis Register

J H Humphreys, S M M Verstappen, H Mirjafari, D Bunn, M Lunt, I N Bruce, D P M Symmons

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Obesity has been associated with disease outcomes in inflammatory arthritis. This study aimed to investigate cross-sectionally the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and functional disability in a large inception cohort of patients with early inflammatory polyarthritis (IP).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-126
Number of pages5
JournalArthritis Care & Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013


  • Aged
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Autoantibodies
  • Body Mass Index
  • Cohort Studies
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Disability Evaluation
  • England
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inflammation
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity, Morbid
  • Registries
  • Severity of Illness Index

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