Table 2

Word and sentence statistics for Australian Rheumatology Association Medicine Information Sheets

MedicationNo. of sentencesNo. of difficult* sentencesMean sentence length
(no. of words)
Total no. of wordsNo. of complex† words
Abatacept1338 (5%)12.11612314 (19.5%)
Adalimumab12511 (8.8%)12.61576315 (20%)
Allopurinol12410 (8.1%)12.21507252 (16.7%)
Apremilast929 (9.8%)11.91095184 (16.8%)
Azathioprine1189 (7.6%)131539273 (17.7%)
Bisphosphonates intravenous9511 (11.6%)12.61199217 (18.1%)
Bisphosphonates oral11211 (9.8%)131456277 (19%)
Bosentan10711 (10.3%)11.41219214 (17.6%)
Certolizumab12512 (9.6%)131624320 (19.7%)
Colchicine1238 (6.5%)11.61426260 (18.2%)
Cyclophosphamide11812 (10.2%)12.41469266 (18.1%)
Ciclosporin1028 (7.8%)12.11235227 (18.4%)
Denosumab11010 (9.1%)121317243 (18.5%)
Etanercept12411 (8.9%)13.11621321 (19.8%)
Febuxostat12012 (10%)12.41484255 (17.2%)
Golimumab12312 (9.8%)12.91588316 (19.9%)
Hyaluronic acid814 (4.9%)11.3919181 (19.7%)
Hydroxychloroquine879 (10.3)121046184 (17.6%)
Infliximab13813 (9.4%)13.11807344 (19%)
Leflunomide11110 (9%)12.91427254 (17.8%)
Methotrexate15620 (12.8%)13.42097375 (17.9%)
Mycophenolate14115 (10.6%)12.11712334 (19.5%)
NSAIDs13714 (10.2%)12.81750266 (15.2%)
Prednisone12812 (9.4%)131668292 (17.5%)
Rituximab1329 (6.8%)12.31627318 (19.5%)
Sulfasalazine1249 (7.3%)12.11497276 (18.4%)
Teriparatide11413 (11.4%)11.51310238 (18.2%)
Tocilizumab13012 (9.2%)12.71654311 (18.8%)
Tofacitinib1117 (6.3%)121336249 (18.6%)
Ustekinumab1148 (7%)12.31406259 (18.4%)
Mean118.510.7 (9.0%)12.41474.1271.2 (18.4%)
SD3.00.50.144.69.0
  • *Difficult sentence: ≥22 words.

  • †Complex word: ≥3 syllables.

  • NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.