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Table 5 Final multivariate models: Odds Ratios and 95% confidence intervals for four different outcomes

From: High prevalence of obesity in rheumatoid arthritis patients: association with disease activity, hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes, a multi-center study

Variable Increased vs. non-increased WC (IDF)
OR (95% CI)
Increased vs. non-increased WC (NCEP)
OR (95% CI)
Overweight vs. low weight/eutrophic
OR (95% CI)
Obese vs. low weight/eutrophic
OR (95% CI)
Non-white race/color (ref: white) 1.4*** 1.2; 1.7
Age (ref: ≤39 years)
 40–49 years 1.2 0.9; 1.6 0.9 0.4; 2.4 2.5*** 1.7; 3.7
 50–59 years 1.9*** 1.4; 2.4 1.2 0.5; 2.7 2.9* 1.3; 6.5
 60–69 years 0.9 0.5; 1.6 1.3 0.9; 1.8 1.6** 1.2; 2.3
  ≥ 70 years 1.0 0.4; 2.2 0.9 0.7; 1.2 1.5 0.6; 3.7
Diabetes mellitus (ref: no DM) 4.5*** 3.5; 5.7 7.4*** 3.7; 15.0 1.1 0.6; 1.9 0.8** 0.7; 0.9
SAH (ref: no SAH) 6.4*** 4.9; 8.2 8.9*** 4.5; 17.9 0.9 0.6; 1.6 2.5*** 2.1; 3.0
Dyslipidemia (ref: no dyslipidemia) 2.1*** 1.8; 2.5 2.2*** 1.6; 2.9 1.4*** 1.2; 2.6 2.2*** 1.5; 3.1
DAS28 (ref: ≤2.59; remission)
 2.60–3.19 (low activity) 1.8** 1.3; 2.5 2.2*** 1.6; 3.1 1.8*** 1.3; 2.4
 3.2–5.09 (moderate activity) 1.3*** 1.2; 1.4 1.2 0.7; 1.9 1.0 0.6; 1.6
  ≥ 5.1 (high activity) 1.8 0.9; 3.3 1.8** 1.3; 2.6 1.9** 1.1; 3.2
  1. *p <0.05; **p <0.01; ***p <0.001;
  2. SAH = systemic arterial hypertension; DAS28 = disease activity score in 28 joints; Overweight = BMI >24.99 and <30;Obese = BMI>29.9; Low weight/eutrophic = BMI<25