Table 3

Age-adjusted incidence rates for hospitalised ischaemic stroke stratified by levels of inflammatory markers and lipid levels and by gender

 AllFemaleMale
# Event# Person-years (PY)Incidence rate (IR) per 1000 PYs# Event# PYIR per 1000 PYs# Event# PYIR per 1000 PYs
CRP (mg/L)
 <1889710.84369370.42520342.29
 1–21312 1040.95992130.92428901.03
 3–101882891.801164571.40718323.32
 ≥102113 5111.461210 6991.15928122.62
ESR (mm/h)
 <143431 8190.981923 4810.751583381.67
 14–271791721.751476581.80315141.52
 28–42847621.65340210.6657417.22
 >421438893.031331863.3717021.75
HDL-cholesterol, mg/dL [mmol/L]
 <40/1.02792832.621347532.361445302.86
 40/1.0–49/1.32099971.811069681.061030283.31
 50/1.3–59/1.51410 5401.62885591.40619812.54
 ≥60/1.61211 8390.981010 8680.9329701.66
LDL-cholesterol mg/dL [mmol/L]
 <100/2.63117 1471.641412 4811.041746663.34
 100/2.6–129/3.32214 0551.431310 7961.12932592.50
 130/3.4–159/4.11274041.56855921.34418122.28
 >160/4.1727802.51621372.7616431.76
  • CRP, C-reactive protein; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; LDL, low-density lipoprotein; MI, myocardial infarction.