Table 2

Total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and atherogenic index (cholesterol/HDL cholesterol) levels at baseline

COBRAEarly arthritis clinic 1996–97Early arthritis clinic 2001Established disease activeEstablished disease remission
Total cholesterol (TC) (mmol/l, SD)4.7 (1.1)5.1 (1.0)5.1 (1.0)5.5 (1.1)5.7 (0.8)
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l, SD)0.28 (0.11)0.49 (0.l3)1.0 (0.33)0.94 (0.31)1.18 (0.13)
TC/HDL cholesterol ratio16.710.45.46.45.1