Table 7 —

Multiple logistic regression analysis with cardiovascular mortality as a dependent variable and the metabolic syndrome* or its components as independent variables

All subjects (209 deaths)
Diabetic patients (168 deaths)
RR (95% CI)PRR (95% CI)P
The metabolic syndrome*1.81 (1.24–2.65)0.0021.15 (0.68–1.94)0.60
Obesity1.10 (0.63–1.96)0.760.87 (0.43–1.76)0.70
Dyslipidemia0.99 (0.63–1.58)0.980.93 (0.54–1.61)0.80
Hypertension1.78 (1.09–2.91)0.021.43 (0.76–2.68)0.27
Microalbuminuria2.80 (1.62–4.83)<0.0013.17 (1.70–5.91)<0.001
Insulin resistance1.53 (0.88–2.64)0.131.44 (0.56–3.71)0.45
  • Adjusted for age, sex, LDL cholesterol, and current smoking.

  • *

    * The metabolic syndrome was defined based on the recent WHO proposal (17);

  • defined as highest quartile of HOMAIR.