Table 5.

Multivariate analysis for presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) and aorta calcium (AC) in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Present defined as CAC > 0 and AC > 0.

VariableOdds Ratio95% CI
CAC present
Dyslipidemiaa9.502.08, 43.30
Menopause5.731.27, 25.85
Waist circumference1.111.06, 1.17
Age1.101.02, 1.19
α-ClFA1.000.99, 1.01
AC present
Age1.131.05, 1.22
Waist circumference1.061.02, 1.11
C31.031.00, 1.06
α-ClFA1.000.98, 1.03
  • a Defined as total cholesterol > 200, LDL > 100, HDL < 40, triglyceride > 150, or use of lipid-lowering medication. α-ClFA: alpha-chlorofatty acid; C3: complement 3.