Table 4

Independent associations between osteoporosis with plaque formation and arterial wall thickening, after a multivariate model was applied considering potential confounders (disease duration, premature menopause and total steroid dose)

Osteoporosis
OR (95% CI)P value
Plaque5.3 (1.1 to 26.2)0.04
Arterial wall thickening3.5 (1.1 to 11.4)0.04