Table 1: Baseline characteristics of RA patients with a Framingham score ≥10%.

Baseline patient characteristicsAll patients Aspirin use No aspirin use

Age (mean)62.265.561.0
Male gender (%)24 (77)6 (75)18 (78)
Smoking (%)12 (39)2 (25)10 (43)
RF+ (%)24 (77)7 (86)17 (74)
RF− (%)10 (30)1 (13)6 (26)
Anti-CCP+ (%)13 (42)3 (38)10 (43)
Anti-CCP− (%)7 (23)1 (13)6 (26)
Anti-CCP unavailable (%)11 (35)4 (50)7 (30)
EULAR risk score ≥ 15 (%)19 (61)5 (63)14 (61)
Prednisone use (%)12 (39)1 (13)11 (48)
NSAID use (%)11 (35)2 (25)9 (39)
Both prednisone and NSAID use6 (19)1 (13)5 (22)

RF: rheumatoid factor; anti-CCP: anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies; EULAR: European League Against Rheumatism; NSAID: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.