Figure 2.

Coassociation of carotid intima media thickness, age and rheumatoid arthritis inflammatory activity. The carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) was measured in 37 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with disease duration <12 months and in 37 control subjects matched for age, sex and cardiovascular risk factors. The cIMT was plotted against (top left) age at RA diagnosis, (top right) age of controls, or (bottom left) the C-reactive protein (CRP) level at first presentation with RA. (Bottom right) CRP at first presentation plotted against history of smoking. Data presented as mean ± standard deviation. * p < 0.05

Hannawi et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2007 9:R116   doi:10.1186/ar2323
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