Mortality predictors among 263 patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Leigh1991MortalityPA,
  title={Mortality predictors among 263 patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={John Paul Leigh and James F. Fries},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1991},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={
          1307-12
        }
}
A cohort of 263 patients who completed Health Assessment Questionnaires (HAQ) each year from 1981 to 1989 is examined. Forty-three (43) possible covariates measured in 1981 are considered that might help predict mortality over the 8 years of the study. We use univariate correlation coefficients, stepwise regressions, and survival functions to identify a number of covariates that appear useful for predicting survival: age (-), prednisone use (-), disability index (-), male sex (-), never married… CONTINUE READING

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