Table 1

Association of alcohol consumption with risk of arthritis development in seropositive arthralgic patients

Alcohol intakeNumber of persons at riskHR (95% CI)
Units/day3610.80 (0.65 to 0.97)*
Categorical
Never (0 units)132Reference group
Sometimes (0–<1 unit)1230.64 (0.42 to 0.98)*
Regularly (≥1 unit)1060.57 (0.36 to 0.90)*
Binominal
No132Reference group
Yes2290.61 (0.42 to 0.88)*
  • * p Value<0.05; unit: 250 ml beer, 125 ml wine or 35 ml spirit.