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Table 2 Ischemic arterial events and surrogate measures of atherosclerosis in systemic sclerosis patients versus controls.

From: Ischemic arterial events and atherosclerosis in patients with systemic sclerosis: a population-based case-control study

  Patients (n= 111) Controls (n= 105) Odds ratio (95% CI) Pvalue
Any arterial event % (n) 18 (20) 7 (7) 3.1 (1.2-7.6) 0.01
IHD % (n) 12 (13) 4 (4) 3.3 (1.1-10.6) 0.03
ICVD % (n) 3 (4) 3 (3) 0.9 (0.2-4.7) ns
IPVD % (n) 8 (9) 1 (1) 9.2 (1.1-73.7) 0.02
Plaques % (n) 48 (52) 41 (43) 1.3 (0.7-2.3) ns
    β-coefficient  
IMT mm 0.68 ± 0.13 0.68 ± 0.13 -0.02 ns
ABI 1.13 (1.1-1.2) 1.12 (1.1-1.2) -0.08 ns
  1. Any arterial event refers to any ischemic arterial event, including IHD, ICVD and IPVD. IHD, ischemic heart disease; ICVD, ischemic cerebrovascular disease; IPVD, ischemic peripheral vascular disease; IMT, intima-media thickness; ABI, ankle-brachial index.