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Table 3 Cause-specific hazard ratios for the competing risks of death

From: Survival and death causes of patients with giant cell arteritis in Western Norway 1972–2012: a retrospective cohort study

  Events HR CI Lower CI upper p value
All cases, N = 3458
 CVD 918 1.31 1.13 1.51 0.0003
 Cancer 393 0.56 0.42 0.73 0.0000
 Infections 31 2.34 1.15 4.80 0.0197
 Other 665 1.03 0.86 1.23 0.7770
ACR 1990 criteria fulfilled, N = 3106
 CVD 813 1.25 1.07 1.45 0.0047
 Cancer 341 0.54 0.40 0.73 0.0001
 Infections 28 2.03 0.95 4.34 0.0683
 Other 585 1.04 0.86 1.26 0.6628
Biopsy-positive, N = 2112
 CVD 576 1.26 1.05 1.51 0.0140
 Cancer 234 0.54 0.37 0.78 0.0010
 Infections 24 1.94 0.85 4.44 0.1173
 Other 410 0.98 0.78 1.24 0.8629
  1. CI confidence interval, CVD cardiovascular disease, HR hazard ratio