Table 1

Factors related to unemployment/disability in SLE

Sociodemographic factor

Univariate

Multivariate modela


OR

95% CI

P value

OR

95% CI

P value


Gender (female vs. male)

0.61

0.28 to 1.34

0.22

0.88

0.25 to 3.03

0.83

Race (white vs. black)

0.30

0.17 to 0.52

<0.001

0.36

0.15 to 0.86

0.021

Education (per year)

0.75

0.69 to 0.81

<0.001

0.75

0.67 to 0.84

<0.001

Depression

4.09

2.68 to 6.25

<0.001

4.52

2.42 to 8.45

<0.001

Currently taking corticosteroids

2.65

1.80 to 3.91

<0.001

2.06

1.18 to 3.62

0.012

Organ damage

Cardiovascular

7.48

3.49 to 16.03

<0.001

7.78

2.77 to 21.82

<0.001

Renal

5.34

2.04 to 13.97

<0.001

9.38

2.6 to 33.85

0.001

Neuropsychiatric

2.76

1.59 to 4.81

0.001

Neuropsychiatric, low SLAQ

6.65

1.41 to 31.44

0.017

Neuropsychiatric, high SLAQ

0.93

0.37 to 2.34

0.87


aLogistic regression.

Lim et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14(Suppl 3):A13   doi:10.1186/ar3947