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Table 2 Demographics and cardiovascular risk factors for RA and PsA Responders

From: Cardiovascular risk management in rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis: online survey results from a national cohort study

  RA (N = 858) PsA (N = 161) p
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
Age, years 58 (12) 55 (10) < 0.001
Disease duration, years 18 (11) 15 (9) 0.005
  N (%) N (%)  
Female 657 (76.6) 95 (59.0) < 0.001
University/tertiary education 504 (58.7) 101 (62.7) 0.3
Full time work or study 214 (24.9) 67 (41.6) < 0.001
Current biologic DMARD 627 (73.1) 125 (77.6) 0.23
Current methotrexate 576 (67.1) 86 (53.4) 0.001
Current prednis(ol)one 295 (34.4) 16 (9.9) < 0.001
Current smoker 52 (6.1) 10 (6.2) 0.9
Hypertension 279 (32.5) 53 (32.9) 0.9
Diabetes 73 (8.5) 14 (8.7) 0.9
Hyperlipidaemia 157 (18.3) 26 (16.1) 0.5
Overweight or obese 564 (66.0) 131 (81.4) < 0.001
Physically active 418 (48.7) 83 (51.6) 0.5
  1. RA rheumatoid arthritis, PsA psoriatic arthritis, SD standard deviation, DMARD disease modifying antirheumatic drug