Table 3.

Relative risk for a CV event according to UAE at baseline and follow-upa

Baseline ScreeningFollow-up Screening
Low UAEHigh UAE
Low UAE1.00 (n = 4606)3.68 (2.45 to 5.53)b (n = 494)
High UAE1.84 (1.06 to 3.18)c,d (n = 480)3.62 (2.65 to 4.94)b (n = 1220)
  • a A high UAE was defined as a UAE >16.2 mg/24 h as described in the Concise Methods section (Statistical Analysis). Individuals with low UAE at both baseline and follow-up are used as reference group. The number in each group is given.

  • b P < 0.001 versus individuals with low UAE at baseline and follow-up.

  • c P = 0.030 versus individuals with low UAE at baseline and follow-up.

  • d P = 0.017 versus individuals with high UAE at baseline and at follow-up.