Table 2

Variables associated with withdrawal from labour force because of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) related work disability, assessed by Cox’s proportional hazard regression analysis

HR (95% CI) p Value
Age at diagnosis (cut off ⩾35 years)1.98 (1.30 to 3.03) 0.002
Manual profession2.27 (1.52 to 3.38) 0.0001
Coping with pain by limiting activities2.32 (1.48 to 3.64) 0.0002
Coping with limitations by adapting activities6.99 (3.13 to 15.63)<0.000
  • HR = hazard ratio.