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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with AS and the healthy controls

From: Analysis on the situation of subjective well-being and its influencing factors in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

Characteristics AS (n = 200) HC (n = 210) P value
Age (years), mean (SD) 29.54 (9.57) 29.24 (10.79) 0.773
Men (%) 165 (82.50) 160 (76.19) 0.115
Occupation    <0.001*
 Mental workers (%) 93 (46.50) 167 (79.52)  
 Physical workers (%) 107 (53.50) 43 (20.48)  
Educational level    <0.001*
 ≤ 12 years (%) 137 (68.50) 68 (32.38)  
 > 12 Years (%) 63 (31.50) 142 (67.62)  
Place of residence (%)    0.232
 Rural residence 120 (60.00) 113 (53.80)  
 City residence (%) 80 (40.00) 97 (46.20)  
Family income    0.005*
 > 1500 (%) 133 (66.50) 167 (79.52)  
 ≤ 1500 (%) 66 (33.00) 43 (20.48)  
Sleep quality    <0.001*
 Better (%) 60 (30.00) 89 (42.38)  
 General (%) 93 (46.50) 100 (47.62)  
 Poor (%) 47 (23.50) 21 (10.00)  
Life Satisfaction    0.051
 Particularly Satisfied (%) 13 (6.50) 26 (12.38)  
 Satisfied (%) 145 (72.50) 153 (72.86)  
 Not Satisfied (%) 42 (21.00) 31 (14.76)  
Therapy Prospect (attitudes toward therapy)
 Very Optimistic (%) 14 (7.0)   
 Optimistic (%) 84 (42.0)   
 General (%) 84 (42.0)   
 Poor (%) 13 (6.5)   
 No Hope (%) 5 (2.5)   
Disease duration
  ≤ 5 years (%) 134 (67.00)   
  > 5 years (%) 66 (33.00)   
APGAR, mean (SD) 6.95 (2.25)   
BASDAI, mean (SD) 2.71 (2.03)   
BASFI, mean (SD) 1.68 (1.94)   
  1. AS ankylosing spondylitis, HC healthy controls, APGAR Adaptation, Partner-ship, Growth, Affection and Resolve, BASDAI Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index, BASFI Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index, mean average value, SD standard deviation
  2. *P < 0.05