Table 1—

RR for ischemic heart disease among transplant recipients >1 year after kidney transplantation (8)

Risk factorMen
Women
ControlTransplant recipientControlTransplant recipient
Age (years)1.051.06*1.401.10
Cholesterol (mg/dl)
 <1600.520.000.770.00
 160–1991.001.001.001.00
 200–2391.192.391.232.07
 240–2791.662.021.282.44
 >2801.932.251.711.84
Blood pressure (mmHg)
 <120 and <801.000.250.590.56
 120–129 or 80–841.001.001.001.00
 130–139 or 85–891.331.050.931.26
 140–159 or 90–991.681.191.301.63
 ≥160 or ≥1001.861.471.590.31
Diabetes1.532.78*1.825.40*
Smoking1.691.95*1.341.82
  • A RR of ≥1.00 indicates a higher or lower risk for ischemic heart disease, respectively. Control subjects are from the Framingham Heart Study.

  • *

    * P < 0.05 compared with reference risk values for transplant recipients;

  • too few patients were available to reliably assess this risk;

  • reference risks for cholesterol levels and blood pressure are indicated by 1.00.