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Table 3 Univariate analyses for cardiovascular morbidity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in the QUEST-RA study

From: Cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: results from the QUEST-RA study

  Cardiovascular morbidity (percentage of patients)    
  No Yes Hazard ratio 95% CI P value
Rheumatoid variables      
   Rheumatoid factor 71.7 77.0 1.02 0.76–1.37 0.881
   Extra-articular diseasea 23.0 43.3 1.52 1.19–1.95 0.001
Traditional risk factors      
   Age in years (mean) 55.8 66.4 1.05 1.04–1.06 0.000
   Gender (female) 79.4 64.0 0.42 0.33–0.54 0.000
   Hypertension 28.7 62.9 2.97 2.31–3.83 0.000
   Hyperlipidemia 11.3 34.0 3.19 2.47–4.13 0.000
   Diabetes 6.9 15.8 2.09 1.50–2.92 0.000
   Smoking ever 42.6 51.2 1.60 1.25–2.04 0.000
   Smoking now 18.3 11.8 0.80 0.55–1.18 0.260
   Obesity 17.5 18.3 1.34 0.96–1.86 0.082
   Physical inactivity 71.9 73.5 1.00 0.75–1.33 0.993
  1. aIncludes nodules, pulmonal fibrosis, pericarditis, vasculitis, Felty syndrome, and scleritis. CI, confidence interval; QUEST-RA, Questionnaires in Standard Monitoring of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.