Table 4

Relative risk for disability pension in inflammatory bowel disease patients compared with the background population

Ulcerative colitisCrohn's disease
Pts (n)Observed number* Expected number RR (95% CI)Pts (n)Observed number* Expected number RR (95% CI)
Overall3065530.521.80 (1.41 to 2.27)1523015.161.98 (1.42 to 2.68)
18–29 years1910.244.25 (0.63 to 28.64)3430.427.13 (2.42 to 21.00)
30–39 years8282.872.78 (1.44 to 5.38)5772.003.50 (1.75 to 7.01)
40–49 years109139.001.44 (0.87 to 2.41)3492.813.21 (1.83 to 5.62)
50–59 years601811.151.61 (1.1 to 2.38)1753.161.58 (0.78 to 3.31)
60–67 years361512.401.21 (0.71 to 1.51)1264.651.29 (0.73 to 2.27)
Female1553318.031.83 (1.34 to 2.44)73218.492.47 (1.69 to 3.44)
Male1512212.621.74 (1.17 to 2.52)7996.601.36 (0.73 to 2.42)
  • * The observed number of patients with disability pension in the study population.

  • The expected number of patients is estimated by using data from the background population.18 ,19

  • Pts, patients; RR (relative risk=observed number/expected number).