Table 5

Odds ratios for having the metabolic syndrome in patients with RA
Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
OR IC95% P OR 95% CI P
Age (years) 1.33 1.19-2.35 0.03 1.13 1.18-1.76 0.07
Disease duration (years) 1.03 0.96-1.11 0.32
DAS28 1.16 0.87-1.55 0.28
HAQ 1.45 1.12-2.5 0.03 1. 13 0.90-2.13 0.16
MTX 0.01 0.03-1.7 0.76
Glucocorticoids use 1.93 1.34-3.92 0.003 1.45 1.12-2.14 0.04
CRP 1.01 0.88-1.02 0.60
ESR 2.21 1.99-2.62 0.002 1.36 1.18-2.12 0.03

DAS =Disease Activity Score; ESR = erythrocyte sedimentation rate; HAQ = Health Assessment Questionnaire; CRP = C-reactive protein; MTX =methotrexate. The factors included in the multivariate analysis were age, HAQ, glucorticoids use, and ESR.

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Rostom et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:147   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-147

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