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Table 7 Associations of systemic inflammation with cardiovascular risk factors in RA and non-RA African subjects

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

Cardiovascular risk factor C-reactive proteina Interleukin-6a
  Partial R P Partial R P
HDL chola -0.247 0.0002 -0.109 0.08
Chol/HDL chol 0.208 0.002 0.104 0.10
Triglycerides/HDL chola 0.170 0.01 0.147 0.02
LDL chol/HDL chola 0.202 0.002 0.038 0.5
  1. Relationships were assessed in age and sex adjusted models. Significant associations are shown in bold. HDL, high density lipoprotein; chol, cholesterol; LDL, low density lipoprotein. None of the relationships differed in black Africans versus those without rheumatoid arthritis (interaction P = 0.4 to 0.9).