Table 2.

CV mortality in patients with RA and subjects without RA by decade of incidence/index year. Values are mean ± SD unless otherwise specified.

Incidence1980–19891990–19992000–2007
RANon-RARANon-RARANon-RA
No. patients202202296296315315
Followup, yrs, mean (IQR)10.2 (7.8–12.5)10.1 (7.4–12.2)10.0 (7.4–12.2)9.9 (7.0–12.1)9.0 (7.3–11.0)9.7 (7.9–11.8)
CV deaths, n2919191689
  CHD deaths15912723
  Non-CHD deaths525622
Unadjusted 10-yr mortality, %
  CV mortality13.6 ± 2.610.2 ± 2.47.1 ± 1.65.7 ± 1.42.7 ± 1.13.1 ± 1.1
  CHD mortality7.6 ± 2.14.4 ± 1.34.5 ± 1.32.4 ± 0.91.1 ± 0.81.2 ± 0.7
  Non-CHD1.9 ± 1.11.5 ± 1.11.9 ± 0.82.2 ± 0.90.7 ± 0.50.9 ± 0.7
Age and sex adjusted 10-year mortality, %
  CV mortality12.4 ± 2.48.9 ± 2.26.9 ± 1.65.3 ± 1.33.1 ± 1.23.5 ± 1.3
  CHD mortality6.8 ± 1.94.0 ± 1.44.3 ± 1.32.2 ± 0.81.1 ± 0.81.4 ± 0.8
  Non-CHD1.8 ± 1.01.2 ± 0.92.0 ± 0.92.1 ± 0.90.9 ± 0.61.0 ± 0.7
  • CV: cardiovascular; RA: rheumatoid arthritis; IQR: interquartile range; CHD: coronary heart disease.