Table 1

Demographic and disease-related characteristics of patients with ankylosing spondylitis

Variables

Values


Age (years)a

27.65 ± 8.34

Gender: female, n (%)b

80 (25.5)

Years of education, n (%)b

≤6 years

8 (2.5)

7-9 years

54 (17.2)

10-12 years

78 (24.8)

13-17 years

156 (49.7)

≥18 years

8 (5.7)

Number employed, n (%)b

191 (60.8)

Number of students, n (%)b

89 (28.3)

Married, n (%)b

177 (56.4)

ESR (mm/h)a

16.80 ± 18.78

CRP (mg/dl)a

1.62 ± 3.45

Disease duration (years)a

6.07 ± 4.90

Morning stiffness (minutes)a

11.90 ± 27.80

Fingertip-to-floor distance (cm)a

9.77 ± 13.70

Overall assessment of health (VAS)a

5.34 ± 2.87

Nocturnal pain (VAS)a

3.69 ± 2.95

Total back pain (VAS)a

3.85 ± 2.70

BASMIa

1.39 ± 1.89

BASDAI (VAS)a

3.58 ± 2.09

BASFI (VAS)a

1.64 ± 2.17

PSQIa

6.62 ± 3.62

SDSa

47.26 ± 10.45

SASa

48.36 ± 8.10


aMean ± SD. bPercentage. N = 314. BASDAI, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index; BASFI, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index; BASMI, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index; CRP, C-reactive protein; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; PSQI, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index; SAS, Self-rating Anxiety Scale; SDS, Self-rating Depression Scale; VAS, visual analogue scale.

Li et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R215   doi:10.1186/ar4054

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