Table 2

Variables associated with absenteeism
Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
B IC95% P B IC95% P
Age (year) 0.24 [-0.36-1.48] 0.22
Subtype of JIA -0.03 [-4.65-4.01] 0.8
Duration of disease (year) 0.28 [-0.45-2.88] 0.14
Tender joints 0.44 [0.13-1.57] 0.02 -0.75 [-1.89-0.48] 0.2
Swelling joints 0.29 [-0.37-2.48] 0.14
ESR (mm/h) 0.41 [0.01-0.38] 0.03 -0.70 [-0.48-0.12] 0.2
CRP (mg/l) 0.27 [-0.06-0.35] 0.16
DAS28 0.70 [0.93-4.63] 0.007 1.91 [0.61-14.47] 0.03
BASDAI -0.18 [-0.28-0.20] 0.6
CHAQ 0.44 [0.80-8.14] 0.01 0.29 [-1.41-4.39] 0.2

DAS, disease activity score; CHAQ, Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire; ESR, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP, C-reactive protein; BASDAI, Bath AS Disease Activity Index.

Bouaddi et al.

Bouaddi et al. BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-2

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