Table 2—

Univariate and multivariate analyses of predictors of cardiovascular events (n = 68)

Univariate OR (95% CI)P valueMultivariate OR (95% CI)P value
CRP >3.29 mg/l3.7 (2.1–6.7)<0.0013.0 (1.6–5.5)0.001
Systolic blood pressure >148 mmHg2.4 (1.4–4.2)0.0012.6 (1.4–4.5)0.001
IL-6 >1.53 pg/ml2.1 (1.2–3.6)0.0061.4 (0.81–2.6)0.213
Fasting glucose >6.2 mmol/l2.0 (1.2–3.4)0.0121.8 (1.0–3.3)0.041
IL-18 >277 pg/ml1.9 (1.1–3.3)0.0151.6 (0.90–2.8)0.109
Smoking (yes/no)1.9 (1.1–3.1)0.0182.4 (1.4–4.2)0.003
Previous CVD1.5 (0.88–2.6)0.138
Cholesterol >6.3 mmol/l1.4 (0.82–2.3)0.238
Diet intervention (yes/no)0.72 (0.43–1.2)0.203
  • Total population (n = 563). Age, metabolic syndrome, triglycerides, BMI, statin use, ACE inhibitors, and n-3 PUFA intervention were excluded from the model (P > 0.25). Cutoffs are as described in Statistics.