Table 5

Employment situation of outpatients in selected diagnostic groups, by age and sex (% and confidence interval)

Rheumatoid arthritis
Female (n=5402)Male (n=1594)
18–40 years41–50 years51–60 years18–60 years18–40 years41–50 years51–60 years18–60 years
Employed57 (54 to 59)56 (53 to 58)27 (25 to 29)42 (41 to 43)76 (72 to 81)70 (66 to 75)46 (43 to 49)58 (55 to 60)
Housewife19 (17 to 21)17 (15 to 19)27 (25 to 29)23 (21 to 24)
Retired 8 (6 to 9)17 (15 to 19)39 (37 to 40)25 (24 to 26) 5 (3 to 8)16 (12 to 19)45 (42 to 49)30 (28 to 33)
Other17 (15 to 19)10 (8 to 12) 7 (6 to 8)10 (10 to 11)18 (13 to 22)13 (10 to 17) 9 (7 to 11)12 (10 to 13)
Ankylosing spondylitis
Female (n=409) Male (n=738)
18–40 years 41–50 years 51–60 years 18–60 years 18–40 years 41–50 years 51–60 years 18–60 years
Employed63 (57 to 70)56 (47 to 65)38 (28 to 48)56 (51 to 61)70 (65 to 75)70 (64 to 77)50 (42 to 57)65 (61 to 68)
Housewife16 (11 to 21)11 (5 to 17)21 (13 to 29)16 (12 to 19)
Retired 3 (1 to 6)19 (12 to 27)32 (23 to 42)14 (11 to 17) 6 (3 to 8)16 (11 to 22)37 (30 to 43)16 (14 to 19)
Other18 (12 to 23)14 (7 to 20) 9 (5 to 17)15 (12 to 19)24 (20 to 29)13 (8 to 18)13 (9 to 18)19 (16 to 22)
SLE
Female (n=882) Male (n=92)
18–40 years 41–50 years 51–60 years 18–60 years 18–40 years 41–50 years 51–60 years 18–60 years
Employed54 (50 to 58)49 (42 to 57)24 (18 to 30)47 (43 to 50)56 (41 to 69)74 (51 to 88)36 (21 to 54)53 (43 to 63)
Housewife14 (11 to 17)13 (7 to 18)20 (14 to 25)15 (13 to 17)
Retired12 (9 to 15)28 (21 to 34)50 (42 to 57)23 (20 to 26)13 (6 to 26)26 (12 to 49)54 (36 to 70)28 (20 to 38)
Other20 (17 to 24)10 (5 to 14) 7 (3 to 10)15 (13 to 18)31 (20 to 46)11 (4 to 27) 8 (12 to 28)
Vasculitides
Female (n=363) Male (n=211)
18–40 years 41–50 years 51–60 years 18–60 years 18–40 years 41–50 years 51–60 years 18–60 years
Employed55 (45 to 65)50 (39 to 61)29 (23 to 35)40 (35 to 45)72 (60 to 81)74 (60 to 84)53 (43 to 62)63 (57 to 70)
Housewife 9 (5 to 17)15 (8 to 24)27 (21 to 33)20 (16 to 24)
Retired16 (10 to 25)20 (13 to 30)38 (31 to 45)29 (24 to 33)16 (9 to 26)24 (14 to 30)40 (30 to 49)29 (23 to 35)
Other20 (13 to 29)16 (7 to 23) 7 (2 to 7)12 (8 to 15)13 (6 to 23) 2 (0 to 11) 8 (3 to 13) 8 (4 to 12)
All patients
Female (n=10 903) Male (n=4775)
18–40 years 41–50 years 51–60 years 18–60 years 18–40 years 41–50 years 51–60 years 18–60 years
Employed57 (56 to 59)58 (56 to 59)29 (27 to 30)46 (45 to 47)73 (71 to 75)76 (73 to 78)49 (47 to 52)65 (63 to 66)
Housewife16 (15 to 17)16 (14 to 17)26 (25 to 27)20 (19 to 21)
Retired 7 (6 to 8)16 (15 to 17)38 (36 to 39)21 (20 to 22) 4 (3 to 5)13 (11 to 15)40 (38 to 42)20 (19 to 21)
Other20 (18 to 21)11 (9 to 12) 8 (7 to 9)13 (12,13)22 (20 to 24)12 (10 to 13)10 (9 to 12)15 (14 to 16)
General population
Female Male
Employed (%)6071516074877276