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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of the study participants after propensity score-matching

From: Relationship of rheumatoid arthritis and coronary artery disease in the Korean population: a nationwide cross-sectional study

Variables RA group Non-RA group   P
n = 238 n = 238
Age, years 64.40 ± 13.17 64.07 ± 13.32 0.79
Female sex, n (%) 201 (84.5) 201 (84.5) 0.99
Alcohol Intake 0.48
 Nondrinker, n (%) 219 (92.0) 225 (94.5)  
 Moderate drinker, n (%) 13 (5.5) 10 (4.2)  
 Heavy drinker, n (%) 6 (2.5) 3 (1.3)  
Current smoker, n (%) 19 (8.0) 20 (8.4) 0.99
Degree of obesity 0.83
 Low, n (%) 11 (4.6) 14 (5.9)  
 Normal, n (%) 142 (59.7) 140 (58.8)  
 Obese, n (%) 85 (35.7) 84 (35.3)  
Hypertension, n (%) 93 (39.1) 97 (40.8) 0.78
Dyslipidemia, n (%) 33 (13.9) 43 (18.1) 0.26
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 42 (17.6) 37 (15.5) 0.62
Coronary artery disease, n (%) 17 (7.1) 6 (2.5) 0.03
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation
  2. RA: rheumatoid arthritis