Rheumatoid arthritis


rheumatoid arthritis: A chronic, systemic autoimmune disorder characterized by inflammation in the synovial membranes and articular surfaces. It manifests primarily as a symmetric, erosive polyarthritis that spares the axial skeleton and is typically associated with the presence in the serum of rheumatoid factor.

Endpoint definition

FinnGen phenotype data

429209 individuals

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Apply sex-specific rule None


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Check conditions None


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Hospital Discharge: ICD-10 M05, M06
Hospital discharge: ICD-9 7140A|7140B|7241|7142
Hospital discharge: ICD-8 712[1-3]
Cause of death: ICD-10 M05, M06
Cause of death: ICD-9 7140A|7140B|7241|7142
Cause of death: ICD-8 712[1-3]

2 out of 7 registries used, show all original rules.


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Check minimum number of events None


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Include endpoints None


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Remove individuals based on genotype QC


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Control definitions

Control exclude M13_ARTHROPATHIES

Extra metadata

Level in the ICD hierarchy 4
First used in FinnGen datafreeze DF2

Similar endpoints

List of similar endpoints to Rheumatoid arthritis based on the number of shared cases.

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Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 13620 9151 4469
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 3.31 3.97 2.46
Mean age at first event (years) 52.01 50.14 55.84


Follow-up Absolute risk HR [95% CI] p N
1998–2019 0.04 2.02 [1.64, 2.48] 1.9e-11 1895
15 years 0.01 1.56 [1.33, 1.82] 2.2e-8 873
5 years 0.00 2.25 [1.95, 2.59] 4.0e-29 393
1 year 0.00 3.28 [2.63, 4.08] 3.4e-26 108

Age distribution of first events

Year distribution of first events

Cumulative Incidence


Index endpoint: M13_RHEUMA – Rheumatoid arthritis
GWS hits: 25

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Rheumatoid arthritis
after Rheumatoid arthritis

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Drugs most likely to be purchased after Rheumatoid arthritis