Table 3

Adjusted relative risk for subclinical atherosclerosis according to strata of serum uric acid concentrations

Odds ratio for outcome

Serum uric acid concentration, ╬╝mol/L [mg/dL]

Agatston score >0 vs. Agatston score = 0

Agatston score >10 vs. Agatston score <10


Quartile of serum uric acida

Quartile 1

77-291 [1.3-4.9]

1

1

Quartile 2

196-333 [3.3-5.6]

1.24 (0.78-1.97)

1.26 (0.72-2.22)

Quartile 3

232-393 [3.9-6.6]

1.42 (0.9-2.24)

1.50 (0.87-2.58)

Quartile 4

280-690 [4.7-11.6]

1.87 (1.19-2.93)

1.91 (1.12-3.26)


Adjusted for the effects of age, gender, race, high- and low-density lipoproteins, triglycerides, smoking, blood pressure class, presence of metabolic syndrome, C-reactive protein, waist circumference, alcohol use, creatinine, and serum albumin concentration. No participants had diabetes or renal impairment. aMen and women were classified into quartiles by gender-specific cutoff numbers and were subsequently pooled.

Krishnan et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011 13:R66   doi:10.1186/ar3322

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