Table 3

Cardiovascular events among subjects in CORRONA with different numbers of traditional cardiovascular risk factors and markers of rheumatoid arthritis severity

N (%)Cardiovascular events
Number of traditional CV risk factors
 03463 (34.1%15
 13626 (35.7%)26
 2+3067 (30.2%)35
Number of markers of RA severity
 0792 (7.8%)3
 12255 (22.2%)16
 22605 (25.7%)16
 3+4504 (44.4%)41
  • Traditional CV risk factors include diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, tobacco use, known CV disease, a family history of premature CV disease, age ≥75 years and male gender. Markers of RA severity include disease duration >5 years, the presence of radiographic joint erosions, the presence of subcutaneous nodules, a prior total joint replacement, modified HAQ score ≥2, a Clinical Disease Activity Index score >22 and seropositivity. Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.

  • CV, cardiovascular; RA, rheumatoid arthritis.