Table 2

Age-adjusted incidence rates for hospitalised MI 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)
 <11089621.08269350.31820273.71
 1–22012 0681.531092171.071028503.01
 3–103182773.092264522.77918254.42
 ≥103613 4832.401710 6901.431927946.24
ESR (mm/h)
 <145331 7571.542423 4790.962982793.22
 14–272491562.261276471.341215097.19
 28–421047492.09540121.2857366.68
 >422038904.411531843.8057067.79
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dL/mmol/L)
 <40/1.05291914.381447481.503844437.07
 40/1.0–49/1.33599493.941669462.551930036.80
 50/1.3–59/1.51910 5081.851285511.58719582.89
 ≥60/1.61811 8241.361410 8611.0949634.24
LDL-cholesterol (mg/dL/mmol/L)
 <100/2.65217 0152.752212 4581.603045586.09
 100/2.6–129/3.33414 0092.011510 7801.211932304.70
 130/3.4–159/4.12473932.731255861.891218075.31
 >160/4.11127753.65521402.1266358.75
  • CRP, C-reactive protein; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; LDL, low-density lipoprotein.