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Table 5 Odds ratios for having the metabolic syndrome in patients with RA

From: Metabolic syndrome in rheumatoid arthritis: case control study

  Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
  OR IC95% P OR 95% CI P
Age (years) 1.33 1.19-2.35 0.03 1.13 1.18-1.76 0.07
Disease duration (years) 1.03 0.96-1.11 0.32    
DAS28 1.16 0.87-1.55 0.28    
HAQ 1.45 1.12-2.5 0.03 1. 13 0.90-2.13 0.16
MTX 0.01 0.03-1.7 0.76    
Glucocorticoids use 1.93 1.34-3.92 0.003 1.45 1.12-2.14 0.04
CRP 1.01 0.88-1.02 0.60    
ESR 2.21 1.99-2.62 0.002 1.36 1.18-2.12 0.03
  1. DAS =Disease Activity Score; ESR = erythrocyte sedimentation rate; HAQ = Health Assessment Questionnaire; CRP = C-reactive protein; MTX =methotrexate. The factors included in the multivariate analysis were age, HAQ, glucorticoids use, and ESR.