Table 3

Multivariate analysis: vascular risk factors associated with excessive PACs in all patients

Risk factorOR (95% CI)P value
Age (years)
  65–742.52 (1.42 to 4.45)<0.01
 ≥753.64 (2.08 to 6.36)<0.01
Hypertension1.54 (1.01 to 2.34)<0.05
Diabetes mellitus1.41 (0.91 to 2.20)0.13
  • Variables adjusted in the multivariate model: age: <65, 65–74, ≥75 years, gender, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, dyslipidaemia, peripheral vascular disease, sleep apnoea.

  • PACs, premature atrial complexes.