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Table 3

HR (95% CI) of DN according to tertile of hs-CRP

hs-CRP
<1.46 mg/L1.46–4.24 mg/L>4.24 mg/L
N 1,342 1,327 1,374 
Crude HR Reference 1.39 (1.03–1.88)* 1.85 (1.40–2.45)** 
Age-adjusted HR Reference 1.28 (0.95–1.73) 1.75 (1.33–2.31)** 
Multivariate-adjusted HR$ Reference 1.57 (0.68–3.64) 2.34 (1.04–5.24)* 
hs-CRP
<1.46 mg/L1.46–4.24 mg/L>4.24 mg/L
N 1,342 1,327 1,374 
Crude HR Reference 1.39 (1.03–1.88)* 1.85 (1.40–2.45)** 
Age-adjusted HR Reference 1.28 (0.95–1.73) 1.75 (1.33–2.31)** 
Multivariate-adjusted HR$ Reference 1.57 (0.68–3.64) 2.34 (1.04–5.24)* 
*

P value <0.05,

**

P value <0.001, from Cox PH models.

$Adjusted for age, sex, fasting glucose, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, systolic BP, diastolic BP, antihypertensive medication, CVD, years of DM, smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, education, BMI, and WC.

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