Table 2

Demographics variables, comorbidities, and cardiovascular risk factors in 1,210 patients

Variable

With pathological examination of aorta

Without pathological examination of aorta, n (%)


Without aortitis, n (%)

With aortitis, n (%)

OR for aortitis (95% CI)

p


Male gender

395 (69)

23 (62)

1.1 (0.5-2.4)

0.78

410 (68)

Cancer

37 (6)

2 (5)

0.7 (0.1-3.2)

0.63

51 (8)

Stroke

56 (10)

3 (8)

0.8 (0.2-2.8)

0.72

95 (16)

Ischemic heart disease

163 (28)

10 (27)

0.8 (0.4-1.9)

0.70

227 (38)

Renal failure

36 (6)

1 (3)

0.5 (0.1-4.0)

0.51

49 (8)

Connective tissue disease

28 (5)

7 (19)

4.7 (1.6-13.6)

0.0042

33 (5)

Peripheral vascular disease

47 (8)

3 (8)

0.8 (0.2-2.9)

0.72

55 (9)

Infection

83 (14)

3 (8)

0.4 (0.1-1.5)

0.17

107 (18)

Hypertension

183 (32)

13 (35)

1.2 (0.5-2.5)

0.68

261 (43)

Diabetes

10 (2)

2 (5%

5.2 (0.9-29.7)

0.06

19 (3)

Age, years

0.35

15-47

148 (26)

6 (16)

1.0 (ref.)

79 (13)

48-59

147 (26)

8 (21)

1.4 (0.5-4.4)

145 (24)

60-67

143 (25)

9 (24)

1.5 (0.4-4.5)

156 (26)

68-84

135 (2)

14 (38)

2.5 (0.8-7.6)

220 (37)

Surgical center

0.11

1

118 (21)

9 (24)

1.0 (ref.)

238 (40)

2

110 (19)

2 (5)

0.2 (0.1-1.0)

54 (9)

3

114 (20)

5 (14)

0.6 (0.2-2.1)

55 (9)

4

162 (28)

13 (35)

1.1 (0.4-2.9)

219 (36)

5

69 (12)

8 (22)

1.7 (0.6-4.9)

34 (6)


Patients with and without pathological examination, and with and without inflammation of the ascending aorta, Denmark, 1997 to 2009 (logistic regression analysis, adjusted prevalence ORs for aortitis).

CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.

Schmidt et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011 13:R87   doi:10.1186/ar3360

Open Data