Table 1

Main demographic, disease related, lifestyle and socioeconomic characteristics of patients with axial spondyloarthritis in different age groups

Age (years)
18–29, n=8030–39, n=20740–49, n=36150–59, n=37660–69, n=37270–79, n=340
Sex, female41.147.954.750.345.035.7
BASDAI, 0–103.5±0.24.0±0.14.6±0.14.8±0.14.5±0.14.6±0.1
BASFI, 0–102.1±0.22.6±0.13.6±0.14.3±0.14.6±0.15.0±0.1
Lack of exercise29.932.627.621.519.924.9
Suffering from stress50.
Household income, €
  • Values are presented as mean±SE of the mean for continuous variables and as percentages otherwise.

  • BASDAI, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index; BASFI, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index.