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Table 1 Characteristics of the study populations

From: Risk for cardiovascular disease in Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a large-scale epidemiological study using a healthcare database

Characteristics RA patients OA patients
All cohort Sub-cohorta
Number of patients, n 8658 2472 32,202
Female, n (%) 5819 (67.2) 1711 (69.2) 22,046 (68.5)
Age, mean (SD) (years) 63.8 (15.1) 62.4 (15.3) 70.3 (12.0)
 Median (years) 66.0 64.0 72.0
Diabetes complications, n (%) 424 (4.9) 90 (3.6) 2571 (8.0)
CRP at baseline, mean (SD) (mg/dl) 2.4 (4.1)
 Median (mg/dl) 0.7
Total cholesterol at baseline, mean (SD) (mg/dl) 186.9 (39.9)
 Median (mg/dl) 183.0
  1. RA rheumatoid arthritis, OA osteoarthritis, SD standard deviation, CRP C-reactive protein
  2. aPatients with laboratory data who were included in risk factor analysis