Table 3: Univariate linear regression analysis of independent variables (predictors) of atherosclerotic plaque progression in RA patients.

Predictor Unstandardized Coefficients Standardized Coefficients t Sig. 95.0% Confidence Interval for B
B Std. Error beta Lower Bound Upper Bound
hsCRP, mg/l .020 .005 .844 4.451 .002 .010 .030
ESR, mm/h .013 .004 .789 3.401 .011 .004 .021
Daily N. of cig. .025 .007 .838 3.434 .019 .006 .043
Pack-years .011 .003 .892 4.411 .007 .005 .018