Table 2

Cox proportional hazards model of possible predictors of mortality over two years in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Hazard ratio95.0% CIp Value
Model includes variables that were significant in univariate analysis adjusted for age and sex. Complete data were available in 965 patients and are included in the analysis.
CI, confidence interval; HAQ, health assessment questionnaire; RF, rheumatoid factor; VAS, visual analogue scale.
Sex, male v female2.781.505.160.001
Disease duration1.
RF, positive v negative3.
Pain VAS0.990.971.010.146
Global VAS1.010.981.030.619
Number of comorbidities1.231.051.440.010