Table 2

HRs with 95% CIs of any first occurring CVD diagnosis in colectomy and surgical control patients as well as for surgical subgroups

Number with diagnosis/totalHR (95% CI)p Value
Patients with colectomy394/1530
Control patients*6564/22 9500.94 (0.85 to 1.04)0.22
Surgical subgroups
 Orthopaedic surgery2148/76500.97 (0.87 to 1.07)0.51
 Surgery in the GI tract leaving it intact2223/76500.92 (0.82 to 1.02)0.11
 Other major surgery not in the GI tract2193/76500.93 (0.84 to 1.04)0.20
  • *Age and sex matched, but otherwise randomly selected control patients; five for each surgical comparison group of orthopaedic surgery, surgery in the GI tract, and other major surgery not in the GI tract.

  • Results are adjusted for age and sex.

  • CVD, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular; GI, gastrointestinal.