Table 3.

Relative declines in CV mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis by decade of incidence.

Variables1990–99 vs 1980–892000–07 vs 1990–99
HR (95% CI)pHR (95% CI)p
Age- and sex-adjusted mortality
  CV mortality0.42 (0.23–0.75)0.0030.42 (0.18–0.95)0.039
  CHD mortality0.51 (0.24–1.10)0.0860.17 (0.04–0.75)0.019
  Non-CHD mortality0.40 (0.08–2.10)0.280.64 (0.18–2.23)0.48
Age, sex, and CV risk factor adjusted mortality
  CV mortality0.33 (0.17–0.62)< 0.0010.42 (0.18–0.99)0.048
  CHD mortality0.44 (0.19–1.03)0.0580.14 (0.03–0.67)0.013
  Non-CHD mortality0.51 (0.09–2.81)0.440.50 (0.13–1.97)0.32
  • CV: cardiovascular; CHD: coronary heart disease.