Table 5

 Effect of severe ExRA on first ever cardiovascular events in patients with RA

Patients analysed (n)*ExRA group(n = 81)TotalAfter ExRA diagnosisNon-ExRA group(n = 184)Hazard ratio95% CIp Value
CVD, cardiocvascular disease; ExRA, extra articular rheumatoid arthritis; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; RF, rheumatoid factor.
*Patients with first event (of coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease or any CVD) before RA diagnosis were excluded.
Coronary artery disease2532922164.622.43 to 8.76<0.001
Cerebrovascular disease2637653.771.06 to 13.430.040
Any CVD event2503426155.653.10 to 10.31<0.001