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Table 4 Multivariate regression analysis of factors associated with subclinical atherosclerosis

From: Prevalence and associated factors of subclinical atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis at the university hospital of Kinshasa

Variables Univariateanalysis Multivariateanalysis
OR (95%CI) p aOR (95%CI) p
Age (women)
  < 55 years 1   1  
  ≥ 55 years 4.5 (1.36–14.84) 0.014 10.6 (2.09–53.82) 0.028
Active RA
 Inactive 1   1  
 DAS 28-ESR>2.6 7.5 (1.85–9.16) 0.007 3.5 (1.16–10.38) 0.044
Severe RA
 Not severe 1   1  
 severe 3.6 (1.13–4.74) 0.007 32.6 (1.76–60.37) 0.035
High sedimentation rate
 No 1   1  
 yes 5.0 (1.53–7.29) 0.016 1.0 (0.99–1.08) 0.123
HBP
 No 1   1  
 yes 15.0 (2.18–20.04) 0.006 22.4 (5.04–29.41) 0.005
Diabetes mellitus
 No 1   1  
 yes 7.0 (1.11–14.06) 0.038 1.5 (0.31–3.09) 0.216
Physical inactivity
 No 1   1  
 yes 8.3 (1.88–12.01) 0.006 1.4 (0.48–4.81) 0.189
Global obesity     
 No 1   1  
 yes 25.0 (2.9–45.42) 0.003 32.3 (2.61–40.73) 0.026
  1. RA Rheumatoid arthritis; SR Sedimentation rate; HBP High blood pressure; aOR Adjusted odds ratio