Table 2

Cardiovascular morbidity and risk factors in the QUEST-RA study by gender

Male

Female


Mean/%

95% CI

Mean/%

95% CI


Myocardial infarctiona

8

6–10

2

1–2

Strokeb

3

2–4

2

1–2

Cardiovascular (all)a,c

16

14–18

7

7–8

Age in yearsa

58.9

58.1–59.7

56.3

55.8–56.7

Disease duration in yearsa

8.8

8.2–9.4

10.0

9.7–10.3

Rheumatoid factor-positive

74

71–76

72

70–73

Hypertension

31

28–34

32

31–34

Hyperlipidemia

13

11–16

14

13–15

Diabetes mellitusb

10

8–12

7

6–8

Smoking evera

68

65–71

37

35–38

Smoking nowa

26

23–29

15

14–17

Body mass index ≥30a

13

11–15

19

18–20

Physical inactivityd

68

65–71

73

72–75


aP < 0.001. bP < 0.05. cMyocardial infarct, angina, coronary heart disease, bypass, or stroke. dP < 0.01. CI, confidence interval; QUEST-RA, Questionnaires in Standard Monitoring of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Naranjo et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2008 10:R30   doi:10.1186/ar2383

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