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Table 3 Demographic, Clinical Features and Military Occupation Characteristics Associated with Raynauds Phenomenon, Very Early Diagnosis of Systemic Sclerosis, and Systemic Sclerosis

From: The frequency of Raynaud’s phenomenon, very early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis, and systemic sclerosis in a large Veteran Health Administration database

  Raynauds Phenomenon
(n = 857)
VEDOSS
(n = 49)
Systemic Sclerosis
(n = 71)
Age (yrs)
  < 29 1.0 1.0 1.0
 30–39 1.2 (.9–1.4) 3.2 (1.5–6.5)* 3.0 (1.7–5.5)*
 40–49 1.2 (1.2–1.5)* 2.9 (1.3–6.6)* 1.9 0.9–3.8)*
 50+ 0.9 (0.7–1.3) 2.9 (0.8–10.6) 3.3 (1.3–8.4)*
Sex
 Male 1.0 1.0 1.0
 Female 4.8 (4.1–5.9)* 5.9 (3.2–11.0)* 5.8 (3.4–9.8)*
Race
 White 1.0 1.0 1.0
 All others 1.5 (1.3–1.8)* 2.6 (1.3–5.4)* 0.7 (0.4–1.1)
 Army 1.0 1.0 1.0
 Other Armed Forces 1.0 (0.9–1.2) 1.1 (0.6–1.9) 0.8 (0.5–2.0)
 Traumatic Brain Injury 0.9 (0.8–1.1) 0.8 (0.4–1.7) 1.01 (0.5–2.0)
 Pulmonary Artery Hypertension 5.0 (2.1–12.2)*
 Hypertension 1.6 (1.4–1.9)* 1.6 (0.8–3.1) 3.0 (1.8–5)*
 Cancer 1.8 (1.2–2.7)* 1.7 (0.6–05.9)
Job
 Craftworker 1.3 (1.0–1.8)* 1.2 (0.4–3.5)
 Electronic Equipment Worker 1.1 (0.8–1.3) 1.6 (0.8–3.4)
 Engineering/Maintenance 1.8 (1.1–2.9)* 2.3 (0.5–10.2)
 Health Care 1.5 (1.2–3.0)* 0.9 (0.3–2.7)
 Infantry 1.0 (0.7–1.2) 1.0 (0.4–2.7)
 Intelligence 1.0 (0.8–1.4) 1.34 (0.5–3.8)
 Technical/Allied Specialist 1.3 (0.8–2.1) 0.9 (0.1–6.7)
 Supply 0.9 (0.7–1.1) 1.0 (0.5–2.3)
 Tactical Operations 0.9 (0.5–1.5)
  1. * 95% confidence Interval, statistically significant (p < 0.05) compared to the group no conditions