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Table 5 Analyses of binary logistic regression for not being in remission related to psoriasis and psoriasis-related variables in 427 children with JIA, followed for at least seven years of disease

From: Psoriasis and associated variables in classification and outcome of juvenile idiopathic arthritis - an eight-year follow-up study

   Number of patients Not in remissioncafter 8 years n (%) p-value OR 95% confidence interval
Psoriasis or psoriasis-like rasha Yes 25 19 (76.0) 0.062 2.44 0.96-6.2
No 402 227 (56.5)
Psoriasis or psoriasis-like rash OR at least two of threeb Yes 31 25 (80.6) 0.010 3.32 1.33-8.27
No 379 211 (55.7)
Dactylitis Yes 24 16 (66.7) 0.36 1.5 0.63-3.6
  No 403 230 (57.1)
Nail pitting Yes 18 13 (72.2) 0.21 1.96 0.69-5.6
  No 409 233 (57.0)
Enthesitis Yes 40 29 (72.5) 0.046 2.08 1.01-4.29
  No 385 215 (55.8)
First-degree heredity for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis Yes 48 28 (58.3) 0.86 1.1 0.42-2.82
No 361 208 (57.6)
Total   427 181 (42.4)    
  1. aData in 13 patients with psoriasis and 12 with psoriasis-like rash
  2. b1) dactylitis, 2) nail pitting, 3) first-degree heredity for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis
  3. cRemission was defined as inactive disease off medication for at least twelve months in accordance with the preliminary definition of Wallace [16]