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Table 2 Variables associated with metabolic syndrome

From: Use of methotrexate therapy is not associated with decreased prevalence of metabolic syndrome

  Univariate Multivariatea
  OR 95% CI Pvalue OR 95% CI Pvalue
Body mass index 1.2 1.1-1.3 < 0.001 1.2 1.1-1.3 < 0.001
Pulse 1.03 1.01-1.06 0.011 1.03 1.00-1.06 0.020
Creatinine 1.01 1.00-1.02 0.080 1.02 1.00-1.03 0.017
Hypothyroidism 4.5 1.5-13.2 0.007 4.7 1.5-15.0 0.009
Diabetes mellitus 4.8 1.8-12.9 0.002 4.5 1.4-15.2 0.014
  1. aIn multivariate analyses, the following variables were used: gender, age, prednisolone only, methotrexate only, sulfasalazine only, hydroxychloroquine only, tumour necrosis factor-blocking agents, combination of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, pack-years, smoking, erosions, DAS28 (disease activity score using 28 joint counts), body mass index, pulse rate, creatinine levels, renal clearance, hypothyroidism and diabetes mellitus. CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.