Table 3

 Mortality risk of rheumatoid arthritis

AdjustmentHazard ratio95% CIp Value
*Smoking habits, alcohol use, body mass index, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol level, estimated radiation dose, and comorbidity, including diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, chronic liver disease, kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tuberculosis, digestive ulcers, anaemia, and cancers.
CI, confidence interval.
Both sexes
    Age, sex1.601.29 to 1.99<0.001
    +Physical and lifestyle factors*1.571.25 to 1.94<0.001
Female
    Age1.631.26 to 2.06<0.001
    +Physical and lifestyle factors1.541.19 to 1.95<0.001
Male
    Age1.400.85 to 2.150.157
    +Physical and lifestyle factors1.831.14 to 2.820.011