Table 6

 Predictors of first ever cardiovascular event in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (multivariate analysis)*

Hazard ratio95% CIp Value
ExRA, extra-articular rheumatoid arthritis; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; RF, rheumatoid factor.
*The model is adjusted for all included variables.
Age (per year)1.101.06 to 1.14<0.001
Male sex3.591.78 to 7.24<0.001
Smoking at RA diagnosis1.530.80 to 2.950.20
Severe ExRA manifestation3.251.59 to 6.640.001
Positive RF1.520.67 to 3.420.32
Erosions1.020.46 to 2.260.97