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Table 3 Summary of patient self-reported awareness of the increased risk of developing CVD associated with rheumatoid arthritis

From: Awareness and perceived risk of cardiovascular disease among individuals living with rheumatoid arthritis is low: results of a systematic literature review

Study Evaluation of awareness Aware, n (%) Unaware, n (%)
Bartels, 2016 [10] Q: Are you aware of an elevated CVD risk in RA?
A: yes or no
4 (27) 11 (73)
Frølund, 2014 [15] Q: Did you know that there was an increased risk of developing heart disease among patients with rheumatoid arthritis?
A: yes or no
4 (29) 10 (71)
van Breukelen-van der Stoep, 2015 [14] Q: How high do you think your risk of getting a myocardial infarction is?
A: high, not more than average, low, or almost zero
3 (3) 57 (97)
John, 2009 [13] Q: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to develop heart disease?
A: yes or no
40 (31) 90 (69)
  1. Q question posed in the study to evaluate awareness, A patient response options