Table 1.

Patient characteristics at baseline for DMARD groups

Parameter (at time of event/end of observation unless specified otherwise)Hazard ratio95% confidence interval
TNF inhibitors (reference: csDMARDs)0.530.330.86
Other bDMARDs (reference: csDMARDs)0.660.401.09
Age ≥ 65 years (baseline)2.961.944.52
CRP ≥ 5 ml2.091.393.14
> 5 mg and ≤ 10 mg glucocorticoids/day1.040.551.98
> 10 mg and ≤ 15 mg glucocorticoids/day2.350.816.79
> 15 mg glucocorticoids/day2.030.765.41
% of full physical capacity (per 10 percentage points increase, time of event)0.850.780.92
Current smoking (baseline)0.980.611.55
Former smoking (baseline)0.800.451.43