Table 6

 Clinical comparisons of women with men from prior ankylosing spondylitis studies in the literature*

Age of onsetIritisCervical spine painThoracic and lumbar spine painHip/shoulder painPeripheral joint painOverall courseNumber of menNumber of women
*The results are given for women compared with men. See the text for further detailed descriptions of the studies.
Gran et al, 19851SameSameLessSameSameSame8244
Will et al, 19902OlderSameMoreMore1202498
Tyson et al, 195320MoreSameSameSame60
Hart et al, 195921SameMilder30
McBryde et al, 197322Older13
Levitin et al, 197523LessMoreSame9
Resnick et al, 197624OlderMoreLessMoreMilder8018
Spencer et al, 197925Same16436
Braunstein et al, 198226SameLessLessMoreMilder3132
Marks et al, 198327SameMoreMoreMoreMore2525
Maldonado-Cocco et al, 198529LessMore3418
Kidd et al, 198830SameSameSameSameLessSame7035
Jimenez-Balderas et al, 199331SameSameSameSameSameSame4141
Eustace et al, 199332More6419