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Table 4 The association between carotid wall variables in patients with RA and 10-year cardiovascular risk scores (adjusted as per 2010 and 2017 EULAR guidelines)

From: Carotid artery volumetric measures associate with clinical ten-year cardiovascular (CV) risk scores and individual traditional CV risk factors in rheumatoid arthritis; a carotid-MRI feasibility study

Variable Adjusted 10-year Framingham cardiovascular risk score Adjusted 10-year Joint British Societies 2 cardiovascular risk score
2010 EULAR guidelines 2017 EULAR guidelines 2010 EULAR guidelines 2017 EULAR guidelines
Rho 95% CI P value Rho 95% CI P value Rho 95% CI P value Rho 95% CI P value
Mean wall thickness 0.10 −0.16, 0.34 0.451 0.10 − 0.15, 0.35 0.426 0.09 −0.17, 0.33 0.514 0.09 −0.07, 0.33 0.517
Minimum wall thickness 0.12 −0.14, 0.36 0.368 0.13 −0.13, 0.37 0.335 0.13 −0.13, 0.37 0.322 0.13 −0.12, 0.37 0.309
Maximum wall thickness 0.06 −0.19, 0.31 0.622 0.05 −0.20, 0.30 0.684 0.04 −0.21, 0.29 0.734 0.03 −0.23, 0.28 0.848
Wall volumea 0.38 0.13, 0.58 0.004 0.34 0.09, 0.53 0.009 0.37 0.12, 0.58 0.005 0.33 0.08, 0.54 0.012
Luminal volumea 0.43 0.19, 0.62 0.001 0.35 0.10, 0.56 0.007 0.43 0.19, 0.62 0.001 0.35 0.10, 0.56 0.008
Wall volume indexeda − 0.22 −0.46, 0.04 0.094 −0.17 − 0.42, 0.09 0.198 − 0.23 −0.46, 0.04 0.088 −0.19 − 0.43, 0.08 0.167
Wall volume indexed/BSA −0.24 −0.47, 0.02 0.068 −0.21 − 0.45, 0.05 0.117 − 0.26 −0.48, 0.01 0.055 −0.23 − 0.46, 0.04 0.093
  1. Number of observations = 61 unless otherwise stated. CI (confidence intervals) are of the correlation coefficient
  2. RA rheumatoid arthritis, Rho Spearman correlation coefficient, EULAR European League Against Rheumatism, BSA body surface area
  3. aNumber of observations = 57