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Table 1 Demographics of RA and Non-RA patients (n (%))

From: Cardiovascular screening in rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional primary care database study

Characteristic RA (n=401) Non-RA (n=1198) P-value
Female Gender 265 (66.1) 793 (66.2)  
Age groups (years)    
27-50 97 (24.2) 291 (24.3)  
51-65 181 (45.1) 543 (45.3)  
66-74 79 (19.7) 237 (19.8)  
75+ 44 (11.0) 127 (10.6)  
Diabetes 48 (12.0) 127 (10.6) 0.447
Hypertension 209 (52.1) 547 (45.7) 0.025
Hyperlipidaemia 134 (33.4) 398 (33.2) 0.943
Mean number of contacts (SD) 18.9 (12.0) 11.4 (10.6) <0.001
  1. RA – Rheumatoid arthritis; SD – standard deviation.