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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of women and men with AS (n = 570) and USpA (n = 370)

From: Prevalence of chronic widespread pain in a population-based cohort of patients with spondyloarthritis – a cross-sectional study

  AS USpA
Variables Women Men p-value Women Men p-value
n = 196 n = 374 n = 216 n = 154
Age, years 52.2 (14.2) 55.2 (13.6) 0.016 49.1 (13.8) 49.0 (13.4) 0.924
Disease duration, years 16.7 (12.4) 22.0 (13.7) ≤0.001 9.7 (8.9) 11.1 (10.3) 0.207
Pain intensity (0–10) 4.2 (2.6) 3.4 (2.4) 0.001 4.2 (2.5) 3.6 (2.4) 0.022
Fatigue (0–10) 5.0 (2.9) 4.1 (2.6) ≤0.001 5.0 (2.9) 4.2 (2.6) 0.010
Pain regions 5.2 (4.7) 4.2 (4.6) 0.022 6.2 (4.9) 4.0 (4.5) ≤0.001
Smoking ever, % 48.0 56.7 0.054 38.4 39.0 0.878
BMI 25.0 (4.4) 26.4 (3.7) ≤0.001 25.4 (4.7) 25.9 (3.7) 0.272
BASDAI (0–10) 4.2 (2.3) 3.7 (2.2) 0.033 4.6 (2.1) 3.8 (2.2) 0.001
  1. Values are given in mean (SD) unless otherwise indicated
  2. AS ankylosing spondylitis, USpA undifferentiated spondyloarthritis, BMI body mass index, BASDAI the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index