Table 2.

The association between CVD risk factors and markers of inflammation with UACR in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Spearman rhop
Cardiovascular risk factors
  Age0.160.07
  Cumulative smoking−0.110.19
  BMI−0.110.21
  Waist circumference−0.080.38
  Systolic BP0.070.44
  Diastolic BP−0.090.28
  LDL0.020.80
  Total cholesterol0.040.63
  Creatinine−0.130.13
  Insulin resistance – HOMA-IR0.00.80
  Framingham Risk Score0.070.40
Inflammatory markers
  ESR0.130.13
  CRP0.070.31
  IL-6−0.020.87
  TNF-α−0.010.88
  VCAM-1*0.220.01
  IL-10*−0.200.02
  Cystatin-C−0.030.72
  • * p < 0.05. CVD: cardiovascular disease; UACR: urine albumin to creatinine ratio; BMI: body mass index; BP: blood pressure; LDL: low-density lipoprotein; HOMA-IR: homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance; CRP: C-reactive protein; ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate; IL: interleukin; TNF-α: tumor necrosis factor-α; VCAM-1: vascular cell adhesion protein-1.