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Table 4 Importance of potential risk factors for a new CVE in early- RA followed for five years.

From: Cardiovascular events in early RA are a result of inflammatory burden and traditional risk factors: a five year prospective study

Co-variates HR CI 95% P-value
ESR, baseline 1.018/+ 1.005, 1,030 <0.01
Triglycerides 1.853/mmolL-1 1.376, 2.496 <0.001
Hypertension 2.809/+ 1.575, 5.008 <0.001
Female sex 0.449 0.249, 0.808 <0.01
DMARDs1 0.887/mo 0.856, 0.918 <0.001
  1. Extended Cox multiple regression model, with fixed and time-dependent covariates.
  2. 1Time-dependent co-variate
  3. Global Chi square (LR) = 131.45 on 5df (P < 0.001)
  4. CI, confidence interval; DMARDs, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; HR, hazard ratio; RA, rheumatoid arthritis