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Table 2 Employment status at baseline in axial spondyloarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis populations (randomized sets, observed cases)a

From: Discriminant validity, responsiveness and reliability of the arthritis-specific Work Productivity Survey assessing workplace and household productivity within and outside the home in patients with axial spondyloarthritis, including nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis

  axSpA (n = 325) AS (n = 178) nr-axSpA (n = 147)
Employment status, n (%)    
  Employed outside the home 225 (69.2) 120 (67.4) 105 (71.4)
  Not employed outside home    
   Homemakers 10 (3.1) 4 (2.2) 6 (4.1)
   Retired 18 (5.5) 12 (6.7) 6 (4.1)
   Student 19 (5.8) 6 (3.4) 13 (8.8)
   Unable to work due to arthritis 40 (12.3) 28 (15.7) 12 (8.2)
   Unable to work due to non-arthritis-related health problems 6 (1.8) 5 (2.8) 1 (0.7)
   Other nonemployed status 7 (2.2) 3 (1.7) 4 (2.7)
Job function if employed, n (%)    
  Nonmanual 109 (48.4) 53 (44.2) 56 (53.3)
  Mixed (manual and nonmanual) 73 (32.4) 40 (33.3) 33 (31.4)
  Manual with no supervisory duties 43 (19.1) 27 (22.5) 16 (15.2)
  1. aAS, Ankylosing spondylitis; axSpA, Axial spondyloarthritis, nr-axSpA, Nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis. Employment status was captured through the Work Productivity Survey.