Table 3.

Age-adjusted relative incidence (RI) of a cardiovascular event (all cardiovascular events or MI and stroke only) after infection-related hospitalizations (any infection, septicemia, pulmonary, or genitourinary) based on all (recurrent) events

Risk period (days)All InfectionsSepticemiaPulmonaryGenitourinary
RI (95% CI)PRI (95% CI)PRI (95% CI)PRI (95% CI)P
All cardiovascular events
    1 to 301.25 (1.18 to 1.33)<0.0011.15 (1.02 to 1.28)0.0181.20 (1.08 to 1.34)<0.0011.20 (1.08 to 1.34)<0.001
    31 to 601.17 (1.09 to 1.26)<0.0011.18 (1.04 to 1.34)0.0091.10 (0.98 to 1.25)0.1151.10 (0.97 to 1.25)0.134
    61 to 901.08 (1.00 to 1.17)0.0621.21 (1.06 to 1.39)0.0051.10 (0.96 to 1.25)0.1861.01 (0.88 to 1.16)0.899
    1 to 90 (combined)1.18 (1.13 to 1.24)<0.0011.17 (1.09 to 1.27)<0.0011.14 (1.06 to 1.23)0.0011.12 (1.04 to 1.21)0.005
MI or stroke
    1 to 301.28 (1.20 to 1.37)<0.0011.16 (1.02 to 1.31)0.0191.23 (1.10 to 1.38)<0.0011.24 (1.11 to 1.39)<0.001
    31 to 601.17 (1.09 to 1.27)<0.0011.18 (1.03 to 1.35)0.0171.05 (0.92 to 1.20)0.4851.11 (0.97 to 1.27)0.135
    61 to 901.05 (0.96 to 1.15)0.2921.15 (0.99 to 1.34)0.0681.03 (0.89 to 1.20)0.6551.02 (0.87 to 1.19)0.808
    1 to 90 (combined)1.19 (1.13 to 1.25)<0.0011.16 (1.07 to 1.27)<0.0011.12 (1.03 to 1.22)0.0081.14 (1.05 to 1.25)0.002
  • CI, confidence interval.