Table 4

 Predictors of first ever cardiovascular event in patients with rheumatoid arthritis; univariate analysis

Hazard ratio95% CIp Value
ExRA, extra-articular rheumatoid arthritis; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; RF, rheumatoid factor.
Age (per year)1.081.06 to 1.11<0.001
Male sex3.952.09 to 7.46<0.001
Smoking at RA diagnosis2.141.20 to 3.820.010
Severe ExRA manifestation5.653.10 to 10.31<0.001
Positive RF3.901.99 to 7.65<0.001
Erosions2.421.29 to 4.550.006