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Table 2 Percentage of patients who were younger than 65 years old and working at the onset of symptoms in the QUEST-RA study in 32 countries

From: Work disability remains a major problem in rheumatoid arthritis in the 2000s: data from 32 countries in the QUEST-RA Study

  Percentage workinga at onset
Country Women Men All
Sweden 88% 90% 88%
Finland 83% 86% 84%
Estonia 83% 82% 83%
Lithuania 82% 85% 83%
UK 80% 90% 82%
Latvia 79% 100% 83%
USA 79% 93% 83%
France 78% 86% 80%
Denmark 76% 93% 80%
Hungary 75% 73% 75%
Brazil 73% 83% 73%
Germany 72% 89% 75%
Canada 65% 89% 70%
Argentina 64% 100% 67%
Russia 63% 96% 69%
India 62% 93% 67%
Poland 61% 78% 63%
Japan 60% 85% 64%
The Netherlands 60% 82% 67%
Ireland 59% 91% 71%
UAE 59% 100% 64%
Spain 57% 85% 65%
Serbia 56% 70% 57%
Italy 54% 82% 60%
Egypt 50% 73% 51%
Greece 49% 73% 55%
Morocco 42% 100% 48%
Kosovo 23% 57% 28%
Turkey 19% 66% 25%
Norway NA NA NA
Total 64% 85% 68%
  1. NA, not applicable; QUEST-RA, Quantitative Standard Monitoring of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis; UAE, United Arab Emirates. aDefined in Materials and methods.