Table 3

Association between BMI category and the probability of fulfilling the individual MDA items by proportional odds discrete time analysis*

Overweight versus normalObesity versus normal
OR95% CIp ValueOR95% CIp Value
Tender joint count ≤10.880.73, 1.060.170.790.66 to 0.930.006
Swollen joint count≤11.110.88, 1.400.381.190.95 to 1.480.13
PASI ≤1 or BSA ≤30.430.31, 0.61<0.00010.280.21 to 0.39<0.0001
Patient pain (VAS ≤ 5)0.560.43, 0.73<0.00010.450.34 to 0.58<0.0001
PGA (VAS ≤20)0.440.36, 0.55<0.00010.350.29 to 0.43<0.0001
HAQ ≤0.50.840.68, 1.030.100.620.51 to 0.75<0.0001
Tender entheseal points ≤10.900.64, 1.250.520.960.70 to 1.320.81
  • *Multivariate model adjusted for age, gender, duration of PsA, use of DMARDs and anti-TNFα.

  • BMI, body mass index; BSA, body surface area; HAQ, Health Assessment Questionnaire; MDA, minimal disease activity; PASI, Psoriasis Activity and Severity Index; PGA, Patient Global Assessment; VAS, Visual Analogue Scale.