Table 3

Results of multivariate Cox regression analyses of the prognostic values of selected variables at study entry in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

VariablesRisk ratio (conditional)p Value
Sex (male sex)0.560.02
Age (at study start)1.120.0001
IgM RF2.510.06
ESR3-150 0.990.18
Disease Activity Score2.690.12
Ritchie Articular Index0.950.29
Total swollen joints0.940.21
  • 3-150 ESR = erythrocyte sedimentation rate