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Table 2 Relationship of tertiles of triglyceride level to all-cause mortality in coronary artery disease

From: The triglyceride paradox in the mortality of coronary artery disease

  Tertile 1 Tertile 2 Tertile 3
Total patients
All-cause mortality, HR (95% CI)
 Unadjusted 1.00 0.80 (0.59–1.09) 0.53 (0.38–0.75)
 Adjusteda 1.00 0.75 (0.53–1.05) 0.49 (0.32–0.74)
Cardiovascular mortality, HR (95% CI)
 Unadjusted 1.00 0.69 (0.44–1.09) 0.60 (0.37–0.95)
 Adjusteda 1.00 0.57 (0.35–0.93) 0.46 (0.27–0.81)
ACS patients    
All-cause mortality, HR (95% CI)
 Unadjusted 1.00 0.72 (0.51–1.04) 0.53 (0.36–1.04)
 Adjusteda 1.00 0.66 (0.45–0.97) 0.53 (0.34–0.82)
Cardiovascular mortality, HR (95% CI)
 Unadjusted 1.00 0.68 (0.41–1.15) 0.65 (0.38–1.10)
 Adjusteda 1.00 0.53 (0.31–0.94) 0.49 (0.27–0.89)
  1. Abbreviations: HR hazard ratio, ACS acute coronary syndrome, CI confidence interval, LDL-C low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, CAD coronary artery disease, BMI body mass index, GRACE score Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events score.
  2. aRisk factors adjustment included age, sex, medical history (pre-hypertension, pre-diabetes mellitus, pre-myocardial infarction, pre-PCI and pre-CABG), admission examination (systolic blood pressure, heart rate, BMI and GRACE score), admission lab test (blood glucose, serum creatinine, LDL-C and HDL-C), and severity of CAD (left main artery, three vessel diseases and number of stents)