Table 2

Economic activity at baseline per country for patients with AS completing the study. Results are shown as number (%)

Netherlands (n=130)France (n=53)Belgium (n=26)
*Difference between The Netherlands and France: p<0.05 (χ2);
†difference between The Netherlands and Belgium: p<0.05 (χ2).
Working and no work disability*†47 (36)35 (66)15 (58)
Working and work disability11 (8) 5 (9)
Work disability but no work*†51 (39) 5 (9) 5 (19)
Economically unemployed 3 (2) 2 (4) 2 (8)
Students 3 (2) 3 (6) 1 (4)
Housewives 5 (4) 2 (4) 1 (4)
Elderly retirement 8 (6) 1 (2) 2 (8)
Other reason no job 2 (2)