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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics of each cohort

From: Suboptimal cardiovascular risk factor identification and management in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cohort analysis

N =251/group   Group A (RA) Group B (DM) Group C (GP) P; All three P; A versus C
Age Years (SD) 48.5 (10.0) 49.1 (9.8) 49.0 (9.3) 0.8  
Gender Male 47 (19%) 47 (19%) 47 (19%) 1  
  Female 204 (81%) 204 (81%) 204 (81%)   
Race Caucasian 203 (81%) 203 (81%) 203 (81%)   
  African-American 27 (11%) 27 (11%) 27 (11%)   
  Asian 17 (7%) 17 (7%) 17 (7%)   
  Other 4 (< 2%) 4 (< 2%) 4 (< 2%)   
Disease duration Years (SD) 10.0 (8.4) 9.3 (9.0) N/A 0.08 N/A
Personal history HTN 71 (28%) 130 (52%) 71 (28%) < 0.0001 1
  HL 55 (22%) 114 (45%) 48 (19%) < 0.0001 0.5
  CAD 5 (2%) 27 (11%) 6 (2%) < 0.0001 1
  MI 5 (2%) 12 (5%) 2 (1%) .01 0.4
  CVA 4 (2%) 14 (6%) 4 (2%) .009 1
Family history CAD 74 (30%) 95 (38%) 62 (25%) 0.005 0.3
  MI 30 (12%) 49 (20%) 28 (11%) 0.012 0.9
  CVA 35 (14%) 25 (10%) 25 (10%) 0.3 0.2
CRP   0.9 N/A N/A   
Hemoglobin A1c   N/A 7.5 N/A   
  1. CAD, coronary artery disease; CRP, C-reactive protein; CVA, cerebrovascular accident; DM, diabetes mellitus; GP, general population; HL, hyperlipidemia; HTN, hypertension; MI, myocardial infarction; N/A, not applicable; RA, rheumatoid arthritis.