Table 6.

Multivariate risk factors for all-cause and cardiovascular death as determined by Cox regression in a cohort of 638 adult patients who were alive with a functioning graft and free of clinical heart disease at 1 yr

VariableAll-Cause DeathCardiovascular Death
Relative Risk (95% CI)PRelative Risk (95% CI)P
Age (per decade)1.51 (1.31 to 1.73)<0.0011.67 (1.35 to 2.06)<0.001
Diabetes2.10 (1.52 to 2.92)<0.0013.11 (1.97 to 4.91)<0.001
Hemoglobin (per 10 g/L decrease)1.16 (1.07 to 1.26)0.0011.15 (1.01 to 1.30)0.03
Systolic BP (per 10 mmHg)1.14 (1.03 to 1.27)0.0091.20 (1.02 to 1.39)0.02
Cadaveric donor2.04 (1.19 to 3.51)0.014.74 (1.45 to 15.5)0.01
Allograft rejection1.69 (1.10 to 2.59)0.023.13 (1.45 to 6.76)0.004
Smoking1.47 (1.04 to 2.06)0.03NSNS