Table 4

Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses with remission as a dependent variable

Univariate regressionOR95% CI
Classified RA0.850.56 to 1.30
Baseline DAS0.490.40 to 0.60
Baseline HAQ0.430.33 to 0.57
Small joints*0.930.90 to 0.95
Large joints0.720.65 to 0.79
Symptom duration (weeks)0.990.99 to 1.00
ACPA positivity1.591.14 to 2.23
Age (years)1.000.99 to 1.02
Male sex2.191.50 to 3.20
BMI (kg/m2)0.940.90 to 0.98
Multivariate regressionAnalysis with DASAnalysis with small and large joints
OR95% CIOR95% CI
Baseline DAS0.610.47 to 0.78
Small joints*0.960.93 to 0.99
Large joints0.810.72 to 0.90
Baseline HAQ0.660.46 to 0.940.630.46 to 0.88
Symptom duration (weeks)0.990.98 to 0.9970.990.98 to 0.997
ACPA positivity1.591.09 to 2.331.440.98 to 2.12
Male sex2.031.34 to to 3.07
BMI (kg/m2)0.940.90 to 0.980.940.90 to 0.98
  • * Number of swollen and/or tender small joints (metacarpophalangeal joints, proximal interphalangeal joints, thumb interphalangeal joints, wrists, second through fifth metacarpophalangeal joints).

  • Number of swollen and/or tender large joints (shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, ankles).

  • ACPA, anticitrullinated protein antibodies; BMI, body mass index; DAS, Disease Activity Score; HAQ, Health Assessment Questionnaire; RA, rheumatoid arthritis.