Table 4

Result of the multiple regression analyses of occurrence of sick leave, number of days sick leave, and friction costs in those with a paid job

OR (95% CI)p Value
OR, odds ratio; BASFI, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index; IBD, inflammatory bowel disease; BASDAI, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index; NL, The Netherlands as opposed to France and Belgium.
Episodes of sick leave (n=113)
    Manual job2.87 (1.09 to 7.52)0.03
    BASFI1.27 (1.04 to 1.55)0.02
Days of sick leave (n=113)
    IBD0.24 (0.07 to 0.82)0.02
    BASDAI0.88 (0.79 to 0.98)0.02
    NL0.65 (0.43 to 0.97)0.03
Friction costs (n=113)
    IBD0.47 (0.23 to 0.97)0.04
    BASFI0.89 (0.81 to 0.97)0.01
    NL0.63 (0.42 to 0.96)0.02