Table 4 Odds ratios for progressive visual loss: dichotomous symptoms
Symptom (dichotomous)Symptom in patients with progressive loss (%)Symptom in patients without progressive visual loss (%)χ2 p valueOR95% CI
IV steroids30.37.10.0045.651.6–19.91
Disc swelling26.26.30.0095.321.37–20.66
Stroke4014.10.1214.060.61–26.86
Headache16.97.70.3982.440.29–20.42
Scalp tenderness20.510.90.212.110.65–6.81
Diabetes mellitus2515.10.498*1.870.18–19.41
Systemic symptoms18.213.00.5011.480.47–4.68
Hypertension18.2130.5011.480.47–4.68
Muscle tenderness16.215.10.8851.090.34–3.45
Polymyalgia15.815.50.609*1.020.25–4.11
Cholesterol by history014.30.867*0.860.69–1.06
Giant cells on biopsy14.317.60.670.780.24–2.47
Jaw claudication12.818.60.4450.640.2–2.02
Diplopia1017.10.35*0.5370.11–2.63
Smoker7.921.20.0860.320.08–1.24
Male sex6.121.10.0590.2420.051–1.16
  • *Fisher’s exact test.