Table 2: Self-reported comorbid conditions among ankylosing spondylitis patients commencing biological therapy (n = 198).

Condition (%)

Gastrointestinal disease62 (31.3)
Hypertension51 (25.8)
Eye disorder32 (16.1)
Hypercholesterolaemia31 (15.6)
Depression28 (14.1)
Anaemia or other blood disorder28 (14.1)
Lung disease21 (10.6)
Neurological disorder18 (9.0)
Osteoporosis17 (8.6)
Alcohol and drug13 (6.6)
Other heart disease13 (6.5)
Liver disease7 (3.5)
Thyroid disorder7 (3.5)
Diabetes Mellitus7 (3.5)
Cerebrovascular accident5 (2.5)
Kidney disease4 (2.0)
Angina4 (2.0)
Mental illness other than depression4 (2.0)
Tuberculosis2 (1.0)