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Table 4 Covariates associated with a new co-morbidity overall during the first five years

From: Co-morbidity in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis - inflammation matters

Co-variates Odds ratio CI 95 % P value
ESR. T0, mm/h 1.008 1.001, 1.016 0.036
Corticosteroids ever ≤ T5 1.760 1.168, 2.654 <0.01
Smoking ever, T0 1.302 0.877, 1.933 0.190
Age at disease onset, years 1.072 1.055, 1.090 <0.001
Sex female/male 1.058 0.720, 1.554 0.775
  1. Multiple logistic regression analysis (n = 623). ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, T0 baseline, T5 five years after baseline