Table 1

 Demographic data, traditional cardiovascular risk factors and pharmacological treatment

VariableRA (n = 35)Controls (n = 105)
AMI, acute myocardial infarction; DMARDs, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs; RA, rheumatoid arthritis.
*Number of individuals (percentage of individuals for whom data were available).
†Median (Q1, Q3).
Females*17 (48.6)51 (48.6)
Age at AMI (years)†61 (58, 63)62 (59, 64)
Year of AMI†1990 (1986, 1996)1990 (1989, 1996)
Diabetes mellitus*6 (20.7)16 (20.3)
Antihypertensive treatment*10 (40.0)55 (58.5)
AMI before 1985*8 (22.9)12 (11.9)
Corticosteroids ⩾1 year*21 (60)
DMARDs ⩾6 months*31 (89)