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Table 3 Characteristics of the patients with spondyloarthritis who responded to the questionnaire survey

From: Educational needs in patients with spondyloarthritis in Sweden – a mixed-methods study

  SpA Total SpA Men SpA Women AS USpA
n = 183 n = 100 n = 83 n = 106 n = 77
Age, years, mean (SD) 53 (13) 55 (14) 51 (12) 55 (14) 50 (12)
Gender, % men 55% - - 67% 38%
Disease duration, years, mean (SD) 21 (13) 24 (13) 17 (10) 25 (13) 16 (11)
BASDAI, 0–10, mean (SD) 4.7 (2.1) 4.3 (2.1) 5.1 (2.1) 4.6 (2.3) 4.9 (1.9)
BASFI, 0–10, mean (SD) 3.4 (2.4) 3.3 (2.3) 3.6 (2.4) 3.6 (2.4) 3.1 (2.3)
Education, years, mean (SD) 12 (3) 12 (3) 13 (3) 12 (3) 13 (3)
  1. Presented in total, according to gender, and according to sub-diagnoses AS ankylosing spondylitis, USpA undifferentiated spondyloarthritis, SD standard deviation, BASDAI Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index, range 0 (worst) to 10 (best), BASFI Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index, range 0 (worst) to 10 (best)