Table 6

Ulcerative colitis patients. Multivariable logistic regression models with work disability as the dependent variable

Variable n Multivariate-model 1Multivariate-model 2Multivariate-model 3Multivariate-model 4
OR95% CIp ValueOR95% CIp ValueOR95% CIp ValueOR95% CIp Value
Gender
 Male (ref)1691 1 1 1
 Female1721.800.90 to 3.620.101.760.87 to 3.530.111.870.92 to 3.770.081.730.87 to 3.410.12
Age at diagnosis
 ≤40 years (ref)2181 1 1 1
 >40 years1232.071.02 to 4.210.041.710.86 to 3.410.131.780.90 to 3.540.11.810.92 to 3.560.086
Steroid treatment at 1-year follow-up
Missing=16
 No (ref)2881
 Yes375.462.37 to 12.59<0.001
ESR or CRP at diagnosis
Missing=30
 ≤30 (ref)246 1
 >3065 2.491.20 to 5.160.015
Number of relapses during 1st year
Missing=17
 None (ref)146 1
 1–2137 1.510.70 to 3.290.3
>241 3.681.45 to 9.350.006
Colectomy before 1-year follow-up
 No (ref)323 1
 Yes18 4.821.65 to 14.10.004
  • The models include gender, age and either steroid treatment, ESR or CRP, relapses or surgery. No work disability, n=300; work disability, n=41.

  • ASCA, anti-Saccromyces cerevisiae antibodies; CRP, C-reactive protein; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; Ref, reference category; WD, work disability because of inflammatory bowel disease (applied for or granted a rehabilitation benefit or disability pension).