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Table 2 Variables (from 2010) associated with meeting MVPA recommendations on both occasions (n = 389) vs. not meeting MVPA at any occasion (n = 211) (2010 and 2017). A logistic regression model adjusted for age, gender, and smoking habits

From: Physical activity in established rheumatoid arthritis and variables associated with maintenance of physical activity over a seven-year period – a longitudinal observational study

2010   na OR 95% CI p-value
Age   594 0.979 0.969–0.989 < 0.001
Gender men 164 1   
  women 430 1.176 0.801–1.726 0.407
Smoking habits Non smoker 251 1   
  Smoker 92 0.591 0.357–0.980 0.041
  Previous smoker 251 0.743 0.507–1.089 0.128
Disease duration, years   594 0.996 0.953–1.042 0.875
BMI 18.5–24.9, % 262 1   
  < 18.5, % 4 1.050 0.102–10.758 0.968
  25.0–29.9, % 222 0.503 0.334–0.757 0.001
  ≥30, % 81 0.242 0.141–0.414 < 0.001
Cardiovasc no 361 1   
  yes 225 0.484 0.330–0.709 < 0.001
Pulmonary no 545 1   
  yes 44 0.483 0.256–0.911 0.025
TJC   587 0.960 0.934–0.987 0.004
SJC   587 0.959 0.927–0.992 0.015
PatGA (0–10)   583 0.883 0.819–0.952 0.001
Pain (0–10)   581 0.908 0.846–0.974 0.007
Fatigue (0–10)   585 0.885 0.830–0.944 < 0.001
HAQ (0–3)   589 0.476 0.344–0.658 < 0.001
EQ 5D (0–1)   578 4.689 2.060–10.677 < 0.001
Tender regions (0–18)   594 0.903 0.862–0.946 < 0.001
DMARD No DMARD 107 1   
  cDMARDb 309 0.886 0.549–1.432 0.622
  Biologicb 153 0.867 0.504–1.494 0.608
  Only CS 18 0.490 0.174–1.383 0.178
  1. a included in the multivariate analyses, bwith and without corticosteroids
  2. BMI Body mass index, TJC Tender joint count, SJC Swollen joint count, PatGA Patient Global Assessment, NRS Numeric rating scale, HAQ Health Assessment Questionnaire, EQ. 5D Euroqol 5 Dimensions, DMARDs Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, cDMARDs Conventional DMARDs, CS Corticosteroids