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Table 3 Variables (from 2010) associated with a deterioration in in physical activity level between 2010 and 2017 (n = 234) vs. meeting MVPA recommendations at both occasions (n = 389). 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   616 1.037 1.022–1.053 < 0.001
Gender men 162 1   
  women 454 1.118 0.759–1.647 0.572
Smoking habits Non smoker 264 1   
  Smoker 93 1.572 0.956–2.587 0.075
  Previous smoker 259 1.263 0.873–1.826 0.216
Disease duration, years   616 0.969 0.928–1.013 0.164
BMI 18.5–24.9, % 290 1   
  < 18.5, % 7 2.361 0.502–11.097 0.277
  25.0–29.9, % 238 1.702 1.180–2.468 0.005
  ≥30, % 69 2.015 1.161–3.500 0.013
Cardiovasc no 375 1   
  yes 235 1.863 1.290–2.691 0.001
Pulmonary no 565 1   
  yes 47 2.106 1.129–3.927 0.019
TJC   610 1.033 1.006–1.061 0.016
SJC   606 1.025 0.992–1.059 0.138
PatGA (0–10)   611 1.076 0.997–1.160 0.059
Pain (0–10)   607 1.087 1.014–1.164 0.018
Fatigue (0–10)   611 1.072 1.007–1.142 0.030
HAQ (0–3)   611 1.630 1.167–2.278 0.004
EQ 5D (0–1)   605 0.382 0.162–0.899 0.028
Tender regions (0–18)   615 1.076 1.028–1.126 0.002
DMARD No DMARD 103 1   
  cDMARDb 335 1.572 0.960–2.574 0.072
  Biologicb 161 1.491 0.858–2.589 0.156
  Only CS 15 1.493 0.472–4.720 0.495
  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