Table 6

Survival estimates from multivariate Cox regression analysis for all-cause mortality among males (n=534)

VariableHR (95% CI)χ2p Value
All-cause mortality
 Age1.04 (1.02 to 1.06)16.5<0.0005
 Higher sCRF†0.39 (0.23 to 0.66)14.7<0.0005
 Other CVD1.99 (1.37 to 2.90)12.8<0.0005
 Statin use1.78 (1.29 to 2.47)12.2<0.0005
 Antiplatelet therapy use0.58 (0.41 to 0.82)9.60.002
 Diuretic therapy use1.71 (1.20 to 2.45)8.70.003
 ACE-inhibitor use1.53 (1.07 to 2.20)5.50.020
 Physically inactive‡1.46 (1.04 to 2.05)4.70.030
  • †Entry sCRF level >6.5 METs.

  • ‡Self-reported sedentary.

  • CVD, cardiovascular disease; sCRF, submaximal cardiorespiratory fitness; METs, metabolic equivalents.