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Table 2 Association between change in C-reactive protein (CRP) (per 10 mg/L) and change in systolic blood pressure (SBP) (per mmHg) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis with significant changes in inflammation

From: Association between inflammation and systolic blood pressure in RA compared to patients without RA

Models* Change in SBP per 10 mg/L increase in CRP
Coefficient (95% CI) P value
Model 1 − 0.38 (− 0.66, − 0.11) 0.007
Model 2 − 0.38 (− 0.66, − 0.11) 0.007
Model 3 − 0.38 (− 0.66, − 0.10) 0.007
  1. *Model 1, adjusted for baseline CRP level and SBP; model 2, additionally adjusted for age (continuous), gender (male/female), race (non-Hispanic white/non-Hispanic black/other races), anti-hypertensive medication use (yes/no), and statin medication use (yes/no); model 3, additionally adjusted for tumor necrosis factor inhibitors medication use (yes/no), leflunomide use (yes/no), and methotrexate medication use (yes/no)