Table 7

Associations of systemic inflammation with cardiovascular risk factors in RA and non-RA African subjects

Cardiovascular risk factor

C-reactive proteina

Interleukin-6a



Partial R

P

Partial R

P


HDL chola

-0.247

0.0002

-0.109

0.08

Chol/HDL chol

0.208

0.002

0.104

0.10

Triglycerides/HDL chola

0.170

0.01

0.147

0.02

LDL chol/HDL chola

0.202

0.002

0.038

0.5


Relationships were assessed in age and sex adjusted models. Significant associations are shown in bold. HDL, high density lipoprotein; chol, cholesterol; LDL, low density lipoprotein. None of the relationships differed in black Africans versus those without rheumatoid arthritis (interaction P = 0.4 to 0.9).

Dessein et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R96   doi:10.1186/ar4276

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