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Table 1 Characteristics of study sample

From: Large country differences in work outcomes in patients with RA – an analysis in the multinational study COMORA

Total study sample (n = 3920) Sample ≤ 60 years, n = 2359
  Age, mean (SD) Women, number (percentage) Level of education, number (percentage) mHAQ, mean (SD) DAS28, mean (SD) Employed, number (percentage)   Employed, number (percentage) Percent absenteeism, mean (SD) Percent presenteeism, mean (SD)
  Primary Secondary University    n = 993 n = 914
Austria (n = 204) 58.6 (12.7) 167 (81.9) 145 (71.1) 41 (20.1) 18 (8.8) 1.0 (0.6) 3.3 (1.3) 62 (30.4) n = 105 61 (58.1) 9.4 (24.7) 26.5 (23.5)
Argentina (n = 200) 55.5 (11.7) 175 (87.5) 85 (42.5) 87 (43.5) 28 (14.0) 1.1 (0.6) 4.0 (1.3) 56 (28.0) n = 133 46 (34.6) 22.4 (36.3) 3136.6 (31.7)
Egypt (n = 308) 47.5 (11.3) 262 (85.1) 190 (61.7) 58 (18.8) 60 (19.5) 1.3 (0.7) 5.3 (1.5) 76 (24.7) n = 281 74 (26.3) 26.4 (33.9) 31.2 (25.8)
France (n = 411) 58.1 (11.8) 334 (81.3) 112 (27.4) 181 (44.3) 116 (28.4) 0.9 (0.6) 3.1 (1.5) 132 (32.6) n = 217 116 (53.7) 8.5 (26.1) 20.0 (21.4)
Germany (n = 209) 59.3 (12.2) 152 (72.3) 0 (0.0) 176 (84.2) 33 (15.8) 1.0 (0.7) 3.5 (1.6) 74 (35.5) n = 113 71 (62.8) 11.2 (30.2) 25.8 (24.5)
Hungary, (n = 201) 59.0 (25.8) 179 (89.1) 38 (18.9) 111 (55.2) 52 (25.9) 1.4 (0.7) 1.4 (0.7) 50 (24.9) n = 97 43 (44.3) 35.8 (46.0) 22.4 (24.7)
Italy (n = 228) 61.4 (11.7) 176 (77.2) 147 (64.5) 69 (30.3) 12 (5.3) 1.0 (0.6) 3.7 (1.4) 56 (24. 6) n = 101 50 (49.5) 10.9 (27.8) 31.1 (30.2)
Japan (n = 207) 62.9 (12.7) 168 (81.2) 40 (19.3) 127 (61.4) 40 (19.3) 0.9 (0.6) 3.1 (1.3) 71 (34.3) n = 72 40 (55.6) 2.6 (9.2) 21.0 (24.2)
Korea (n = 400) 56.3 (11.9) 336 (84.0) 107 (26.8) 194 (48.6) 98 (24.6) 0.9 (0.6) 3.5 (1.4) 118 (29.5) n = 238 95 (39.9) 2.5 (12.1) 24.7 (23.8)
Morocco (n = 227) 48.3 (12.8) 189 (83.3) 145 (65.6) 41 (18.6) 35 (15.8) 1.5 (0.8) 5.2 (1.6) 34 (15.0) n = 184 33 (18.2) 43.8 (43.9) 34.0 (22.3)
Netherlands (n = 139) 58.8 (13.7) 91 (65.5) 7 (6.6) 20 (18.9) 79 (74.5) 1.2 (0.6) 2.6 (1.1) 49 (35.3) n = 70 43 (61.4) 13.8 (30.4) 27.8 (32.2)
Spain (n = 200) 58.5 (12.4) 158 (79.0) 102 (52.3) 61 (31.3) 32 (16.4) 1.1 (0.7) 3.3 (1.4) 70 (35.0) n = 110 67 (60.9) 4.4 (18.3) 19.7 (28.6)
Taiwan (n = 313) 53.7 (13.3) 255 (81.5) 132 (42.3) 119 (38.1) 61 (19.6) 0.7 (0.5) 3.8 (1.3) 110 (35.3) n = 215 104 (48.4) 3.6 (12.5) 31.5 (23.8)
USA (n = 400) 56.2 (13.7) 308 (77.0) 18 (4.9) 132 (35.8) 219 (59.4) 1.0 (0.6) 3.6 (1.4) 183 (45.8) n = 244 148 (60.7) 7.0 (19.4) 23.4 (24.5)
Venezuela (n = 200) 54.1 (11.3) 181 (90.5) 87 (43.9) 71 (35.9) 40 (20.2) 0.9 (0.6) 3.9 (1.5) 56 (28.0) n = 144 52 (36.1) 10.4 (28.3) 13.1 (22.0)
UK (n = 43) 59.4 (13.4) 34 (79.1) 0 (0.0) 29 (67.4) 14 (32.6) 1.2 (0.7) 3.7 (1.5) 16 (37.2) n = 18 10 (55.6) 13.0 (35.2) 20.0 (20.8)
Uruguay (n = 30) 57.7 (10.6) 26 (86.7) 13 (43.3) 13 (43.3) 4 (13.3) 1.0 (0.7) 3.3 (1.9) 12 (40.0) n = 17 12 (70.6) 4.4 (15.4) 14.2 (29.4)
Total (N = 3920) 56.3 (13.0) 3191 (81.4) 1368 (35.6) 1530 (39.9) 941 (24.5) 1.0 (0.7) 3.7 (1.6) 1225 (31.3) N = 2359 1065 (45.22) 17.4 (30.5) 25.3 (25.6)
  1. USA United States of America, UK United Kingdom