Table 2.

Cox proportional hazards analysis of factors that predicted all-cause deatha

FactorRR95% CIP
Diabetes1.681.14 to 2.480.009
Smoking1.671.13 to 2.460.011
CHD1.801.2 to 2.700.004
Male gender0.700.46 to 1.070.095
Hypertension0.440.25 to 0.790.006
Age (per year)1.041.02 to 1.050.000
BMI1.010.97 to 1.050.534
TNT (>0.039 μg/L)3.051.90 to 4.880.000
CRP (>0.730 mg/dl)1.691.09 to 2.630.020
Cholesterol (>200 mg/dl)1.120.75 to 1.690.582
Fibrinogen (443 mg/dl)1.160.77 to 1.760.471
Albumin (<3.70 g/dl)0.760.50 to 1.160.207
BNP (>2.5 pg/ml)1.370.94 to 2.020.105
  • a Patients were followed for 52 m. Blood was taken at study entry. BMI, body mass index; BNP, brain-type natriuretic peptide; CHD, coronary heart disease; CI, confidence interval; CRP, C-reactive protein; RR, relative risk; TNT, troponin T.