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Table 3 Associations of potential determinants of systemic inflammation with CRP and interleukin-6 concentrations in all participants

From: Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with reduced adiposity but not with unfavorable major cardiovascular risk factor profiles and enhanced carotid atherosclerosis in black Africans from a developing population: a cross-sectional study

  C-reactive proteina Interleukin-6a
Potential determinant Age and sex adjusted model Multivariable adjusted model Age and sex adjusted model Multivariable adjusted model
  Partial R P Partial R P Partial R P Partial R P
Body mass index 0.240 0.0003 -0.005 0.9 0.227 0.0002 0.148 0.02
Waist circumference 0.318 <0.0001    0.173 0.005   
Waist/height 0.302 <0.0001 0.188 0.005 0.182 0.004 -0.001 1.0
Waist/hipa 0.163 0.01    0.054 0.39   
Number of cigarettes/daya 0.017 0.8 0.034 0.6 0.128 0.04 0.130 0.04
Alcohol use 0.065 0.3 0.048 0.5 0.162 0.008 0.098 0.1
ACE inhibitor use 0.051 0.4 0.056 0.4 -0.144 0.019 -0.127 0.045
Model    0.350     0.331  
  1. Significant associations are shown in bold. aNon-normally distributed variables that were logarithmically transformed. Except for alcohol use (only in participants without rheumatoid arthritis), none of the relationships differed in black Africans with versus those without rheumatoid arthritis (interaction P = 0.1 to 0.9). CRP, C-reactive protein.