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From: Coronary arterial calcification in rheumatoid arthritis: comparison with the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

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Adjusted mean Agatston scores for participants with coronary artery calcification according to rheumatoid arthritis severity. Adjusted mean Agatston calcium scores for participants with any coronary artery calcification (CAC) (Agatston score > 0) according to tertiles of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) severity, by (a) gender and (b) age category. Analyses include 667 subjects with complete data. Tertiles of propensity for RA disease activity and severity according to age category are gender-specific. Analyses were adjusted for age, race/ethnicity, hypertension, high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, diabetes, ever smoking, and use of lipid-lowering medication. Means are enumerated and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) are indicated. P values for the linear trend of increasing RA severity with CAC are < 0.05 for the total group and in all subgroup analyses.

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