Table 3

Odds ratio for in-hospital death, comparing patients with dermatomyositis and cardiovascular disease with controls with cardiovascular disease


Odds ratio (95% CI)

P value

Univariate modela

2.11 (1.80-2.48)

< 0.001

Multivariate modelb

1.98 (1.57-2.48)

< 0.001

aAdjusted for age and gender only; badjusted for age, gender, Charlson comorbidity index, number of diagnoses (to control for severity of admission), and type of admission (elective versus emergency). CI, confidence interval.

Linos et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R7   doi:10.1186/ar4135

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