Table 2

Relative risk of ACS recurrence and mortality after ACS in patients with RA and matched general population comparators. HRs with 95% CIs stepwise adjusted for potential confounders

RA cases
N events/100 person-years
(95% CI)
Population cases
N events/100 person-years
(95% CI)
Age and sex-adjusted
HR (95% CI)
PS-adjusted
HR (95% CI)
PS and infarct-type-adjusted
HR (95% CI)
1 year
 Mortality58.0 (53.5 to 62.4)35.2 (33.2 to 37.3)1.59 (1.39 to 1.82)1.38 (1.20 to 1.59)1.38 (1.20 to 1.59)
 Recurrence15.2 (12.9 to 17.5)11.2 (10.0 to 12.9)1.35 (1.09 to 1.68)1.30 (1.04 to 1.62)1.28 (1.03 to 1.60)
Complete follow-up
 Mortality21.7 (19.0 to 24.4)12.7 (11.5 to 14.0)1.73 (1.55 to 1.93)1.50 (1.34 to 1.68)1.50 (1.34 to 1.68)
 Recurrence9.1 (7.4 to 10.9)6.7 (5.8 to 7.6)1.34 (1.12 to 1.60)1.27 (1.06 to 1.52)1.25 (1.05 to 1.50)
  • ACS, acute coronary syndrome; PS, propensity score; RA, rheumatoid arthritis.