No, Ankolysing Spondylitis can affect all ages and there is no specific manner by which it could affect an individual .
Men - In men, it usually starts from the pelvis, and then gradually affects the spine , chest wall, hips, shoulder and feet.
Women - In women, it is usually mild and difficult to diagnose. The order of affection starts from pelvis and gradually affects hips, knees, ankles and wrist.
Children - In children, boys are affected more than girls. They rarely suffer from Back pain. The areas like Hip, Knee, Heels and Great- toe are affected first and the Spine is affected later.