Table 2:

Risk of myocardial infarction and stroke in participants with sepsis compared with those without sepsis in the general population or in hospital, 180 days after discharge from hospital

ConditionMatched with population control cohortMatched with hospital control cohort
HR (95% CI)Risk difference (95% CI)NNHHR (95% CI)Risk difference (95% CI)NNH
MI1.03 (0.83 to 1.27)0.00015 (−0.00073 to 0.0010)66661.31 (1.05 to 1.64)0.0010 (0.00018 to 0.0019)980
Stroke1.19 (1.07 to 1.34)0.0022 (0.00054 to 0.0039)4481.12 (1.02 to 1.24)0.0021 (0.00023 to 0.0038)485
Composite*1.15 (1.04 to 1.27)0.0023 (0.00044 to 0.0042)4271.16 (1.06 to 1.27)0.0032 (0.0012 to 0.0052)309
  • Note: CI = confidence interval, HR = hazard ratio, MI = myocardial infarction, NNH = number needed to harm.

  • * MI or stroke.