Table 4

Stepwise logistic regression analysis of predictive factors of remission at three years

CoefficientSEOR (95% CI)p Value
*Initial Sharp score was entered as categorical variable (0, low, 1, high); 4 is the median value of the total Sharp score at three years.
CI, confidence interval; DAS, disease activity score; HAQ, health assessment questionnaire; OR, odds ratio.
With DAS
Constant−2.80.50
DAS <41.750.45.7 (2.3 to 14.2)<0.0001
Initial Sharp score <4*1.050.42.9 (1.3 to 7.0)0.017
Morning stiffness <60 min1.910.52.5 (0.9 to 6.6)0.056
Without DAS
Constant−0.790.4
HAQ <1.250.830.42.3 (0.9 to 5.7)0.06
Initial Sharp score <4*1.060.42.9 (1.2 to 7.0)0.01
Ritchie score <171.010.42.7 (1.1 to 6.7)0.02
Morning stiffness <60 min−0.820.52.3 (0.9 to 6.0)0.08