alexa Microalbuminuria and associated cardiovascular risk factors in the community.
Pulmonology

Pulmonology

Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

Author(s): Winocour PH, Harland JO, Millar JP, Laker MF, Alberti KG

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Abstract The prevalence of microalbuminuria and relationship to cardiovascular risk factors was examined in a cross-sectional community survey of cardiovascular risk factors. Microalbuminuria (when classified as albumin concentration greater than 20 micrograms/ml) was present in 6.3\% of subjects but in conjunction with an albumin/creatinine ratio greater than 3.5 in only 2.2\%. Diastolic blood pressure, prevalence of abnormal electrocardiographs, and to a lesser extent systolic blood pressure and fibrinogen concentration, were greater in those with albuminuria concentrations greater than 20 micrograms/ml. The strongest positive univariate correlates of albumin/creatinine ratios in those with detectable albuminuria were age, fibrinogen, blood pressure, total- and low density lipoprotein-(LDL) cholesterol, apo B and alcohol intake, whereas fasting insulin and insulin resistance were inversely correlated. Multiple regression analysis revealed that age, gender, systolic blood pressure and insulin resistance independently accounted for 37\% of the variability in albumin/creatinine ratios. When those 10 subjects with microalbuminuria and albumin/creatinine ratios greater than 3.5 were matched with 20 with normoalbuminuria for age, gender and body mass index, the microalbuminuric subjects had significantly lower LDL cholesterol/apo B ratios and a tendency to lower high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and HDL cholesterol/apo A1 ratios. Microalbuminuria is uncommon in the general population, and is related to ageing, blood pressure and other vascular risk factors. It may reflect the presence of established cardiovascular disease.
This article was published in Atherosclerosis and referenced in Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

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