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Table 3 Association between age and the prevalence of severe/most limited/poor impact-of-arthritis outcomes in individuals with arthritis (n = 4565)

From: Arthritis has an impact on the daily lives of Canadians young and old: results from a population-based survey

  Prevalence Ratio (95 % CI)a
  Joint pain (severe and frequent) Fatigue (severe and frequent) Sleep (limited a lot) IADLs (≥3 ADLs limited a lot) General health (fair or poor) Life stress (quite a bit or extremely stressful) Mental health (fair or poor)
Age group (years)  
 20–44 1.3 1.6 1.6 0.7 0.8 3.3 4.1
(0.9–1.9) (0.9–2.8) (1.0–2.6)* (0.3–1.6) (0.5–1.2) (2.0–5.5)*** (1.8–9.4)***
 45–64 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.2 0.8 2.5 3.8
(1.0–1.8)* (1.0–2.5) (1.1–2.0)* (0.7–1.9) (0.6–1.1) (1.7–3.6)*** (2.0–7.0)***
 65–74 1.2 1.0 1.1 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.5
(0.9–1.6) (0.6–1.5) (0.7–1.5) (0.5–1.3) (0.6–1.1) (0.7–1.5) (0.7–3.0)
 75+ 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
  1. 2009 Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases, Arthritis Component
  2. aPrevalence ratios and 95 % confidence intervals (95 % CI) are adjusted for sex, body mass index, level of education, type of arthritis, multiple (≥4) painful joints, disease duration, and number of other chronic conditions and are based on weighted data; IADL Instrumental Activities of Daily Living; *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001