Session Type: ACR Poster Session B
Session Time: 9:00AM-11:00AM
Background/Purpose: To evaluate the prevalence of comorbidities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with non-RA population.
Methods: The 2010-2012 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES), which assesses the general health status of populations in South Korea using interviews and basic health assessment, was analyzed retrospectively. Weighted prevalence and odds ratio (OR) of comorbidities were analyzed in patients with RA compared with non-RA population.
Results: The overall weighted (n = 37,453,158) prevalence RA was 1.5%. Patients with RA were older and more female predominant than subjects without RA. The prevalence of living in urban area, collage graduation, drinking and smoking was lower in patients with RA than non-RA. Patients with RA had more comorbidities including hypertension, dyslipidemia, myocardial infarction (MI) or angina, stoke, osteoarthritis, lung cancer, colon cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, asthma, diabetes, depression, thyroid disease and chronic kidney disease. After adjusting socioeconomic and lifestyle characteristics, RA was associated with the increased the prevalence of MI or angina (OR 1.86, 95% CI 1.17-2.96, p = 0.009), pulmonary Tb (OR 1.95, 95% CI 1.24 to 3.09, p = 0.004), asthma (OR 1.97, 95% CI 1.05 to 3.71, p = 0.036), thyroid disease (OR 1.71, 95% CI 1.05 to 2.77), depression (OR 2.38, 95% CI 1.47 to 3.85, p < 0.001) and hepatitis B (OR 2.34, 95% CI 1.15 to 4.80, p = 0.020) compared with non-RA population. Prevalence of solid cancer was not significantly associated with RA after adjustment.
Conclusion: RA was associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, pulmonary Tb, asthma, thyroid disease, depression and hepatitis B.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Jeong H, Eun YH, Park EJ, Kim H, Chae JY, Lee J, Cha HS, Koh EM. Comorbidities of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Results from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016; 68 (suppl 10). https://acrabstracts.org/abstract/comorbidities-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-the-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey/. Accessed December 14, 2019.
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