Table 5

Multivariable adjusted model for occurrence of carotid plaques.

Plaques


Functional groups

and included variables

Odds ratio

(95% CI)

P value


Age

1.1 (1.03-1.16)

0.003

Disease characteristics

ACA+

4.0 (1.26-14.1)

0.02

Traditional risk factors

Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)

1.1 (1.01-1.11)

0.04

Inflammatory biomarkers

IL-6 (pg/ml)

3.8 (1.3-13.3)

0.01

Endothelial biomarkers

VCAM-1 (ng/ml)

1.5 (0.15-14.7)

0.7

Kidney function test

eGFR (mL/min/1.73 m2)

0.3 (0.04-1.07)

0.07


CI, confidence interval; ACA, anticentromere antibodies; +, positivity; IL, interleukin; VCAM-1, vascular cell adhesion molecule 1; eGFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate, based on cystatin C measurements.

Nordin et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R87   doi:10.1186/ar4267

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