Table 3

Multivariate analysis of factors for the incidence of stroke among patients with RA

Cox regression model (n=8045)
VariablesAdjusted HRs*95% CI
Depression
 No1
 Yes1.631.37 to 1.92
 Age1.051.03 to 1.08
Gender
 Female1
 Male1.171.03 to 1.28
Monthly income
 Low1
 Median0.970.85 to 1.10
 High0.850.58 to 1.26
Level of urbanisation
 Urban1
 Suburban1.100.92 to 1.30
 Rural1.060.92 to 1.22
Comorbidity
Hypertension
 No1
 Yes1.511.40 to 1.84
Diabetes
 No1
 Yes1.341.16 to 1.56
Heart disease
 No1
 Yes1.481.31 to 1.73
Chronic kidney disease
 No1
 Yes1.020.76 to 1.30
Cancer
 No1
 Yes1.120.84 to 1.47
 Visits seeking medical care0.990.98 to 1.01
  • *Adjusted for all variables in the model.

  • RA, rheumatoid arthritis.