Table 4.

Multivariate analysis for presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) and aorta calcium (AC) in women with and without systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Present defined as CAC > 0 and AC > 0.

VariableOdds Ratio95% CI
CAC present
SLE3.421.72, 6.78
Dyslipidemiaa2.281.02, 5.11
Age1.081.04, 1.14
Waist circumference1.071.05, 1.09
α-ClFA1.000.99, 1.01
AC present
Menopause2.501.03, 6.07
Waist circumference1.081.05, 1.11
Age1.071.03, 1.12
α-ClFA1.000.99, 1.02
  • a Defined as total cholesterol > 200, LDL > 100, HDL < 40, triglyceride > 150, or use of lipid-lowering medication. α-ClFA: alpha-chlorofatty acid.