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Table 2 Spearman correlations between the Framingham risk score and clinical variables in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

From: Utility of the Framingham risk score to predict the presence of coronary atherosclerosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

  ρ P value
Age (years) 0.76 <0.001
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 0.60 <0.001
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 0.22 0.006
Body mass index (kg/m2) -0.03 0.68
Disease duration (years) 0.29 <0.001
Pack-years of smoking 0.11 0.16
Coronary calcium score (Agatston units) 0.44 <0.001
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 0.27 <0.001
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) -0.02 0.83
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 0.22 0.005
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 0.26 0.001
Lp(a) lipoprotein (mg/dl) 0.09 0.26
Cumulative use of steroids (grams) 0.17 0.03
Cumulative use of hydroxychloroquine (grams) -0.05 0.53
Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire (0–3) 0.01 0.90
Disease activity score (DAS28) 0.15 0.07
  1. Higher scores in the Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire indicate more difficulty in performing activities of daily living. Higher scores for the disease activity score using 28 joint counts (DAS28) indicate greater disease activity. HDL, high-density lipoprotein; LDL, low-density lipoprotein.