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Table 5 Subgroup analysis: identification and management of abnormal CRFs

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

   Group A (RA)
Rh
Group A (RA)
PCP
Group B (DM) Group C (GP) P, Group A (Rh versus PCP) P, all three (PCP) P, A versus C (PCP)
Smoking Abnl (n) 36 36 48 56    
  ID 6 (17%) 29 (81%) 40 (83%) 49 (88%) < 0.0001 0.7 0.4
  MA 5 (14%) 20 (56%) 25 (52%) 34 (61%) 0.0004 0.7 0.7
Weight Abnl (n) 160 160 222 162    
  ID 41 (26%) 72 (45%) 176 (79%) 92 (57%) 0.0004 < 0.0001 0.04
  MA 13 (8%) 49 (31%) 151 (68%) 74 (46%) < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.006
SBP Abnl (n) 132 132 199 150    
  ID 119 (90%) 131 (99%) 198 (99.9%) 149 (99%) 0.001 0.9 1
  MA 12 (9%) 44 (33%) 146 (73%) 64 (43%) < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.1
DBP Abnl (n) 45 45 45 52    
  ID 43 (96%) 45 45 52 0.5 1 1
  MA 8 (18%) 18 (40%) 35 (78%) 30 (58%) 0.04 < 0.001 0.1
HDL Abnl (n) 26 26 75 33    
  ID 2 (8%) 11 (42%) 56 (75%) 22 (67%) 0.009 < 0.01 0.07
  MA 1 (4%) 4 (15%) 38 (51%) 13 (39%) 0.3 < 0.0001 0.08
LDL Abnl (n) 39 39 102 33    
  ID 1 (3%) 23 (59%) 85 (83%) 26 (79%) < 0.0001 0.009 0.08
  MA 1 (3%) 16 (41%) 76 (75%) 21 (64%) < 0.0001 0.0009 0.06
TG Abnl (n) 53 53 130 54    
  ID 6 (11%) 31 (59%) 110 (85%) 36 (67%) < 0.0001 < 0.0003 0.4
  MA 3 (6%) 17 (32%) 86 (66%) 20 (37%) 0.0009 < 0.0001 0.7
FBG Abnl (n) 26 26 141 36    
  ID 0 12 (46%) 135 (96%) 16 (44%) < 0.0001 < 0.0001 1
  MA 0 2 (8%) 132 (94%) 8 (22%) 0.5 < 0.0001 0.2
  1. All patients included in this subgroup analysis had an abnormal value for a given risk factor. Percentages are calculated as the number of patients with an identified or managed risk factor divided by the number of patients with abnormal values for the given risk factor. Abnl, abnormal; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; DM, diabetes mellitus; FBG, fasting blood glucose; GP, general population; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; ID, identified; LDL, low-density lipoprotein; MA, managed; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; Rh, rheumatologist; SBP, systolic blood pressure; TG, triglyceride.