Table 2

HRs for incident ischemic heart disease (IHD) comparing cases with and without health anxiety*

Total sample (n=7052)Men (n=3666)Women (n=3386)
234 (3.3)173 (4.7)61 (1.8)
N events (%)HR (95% CI)HR (95% CI)HR (95% CI)
Adjusted for gender2.12 (1.52 to 2.95)2.09 (1.42 to 3.09)2.19 (1.16 to 4.11)
Adjusted for sociodemographic factors†2.00 (1.43 to 2.79)1.93 (1.30 to 2.86)2.14 (1.14 to 4.04)
Adjusted for CVD risk factors‡1.73 (1.22 to 2.47)1.79 (1.18 to 2.71)1.61 (0.80 to 3.25)
Adjusted for all covariates§1.73 (1.21 to 2.48)1.78 (1.17 to 2.71)1.58 (0.78 to 3.20)
  • IHD were events occurring 1–12 years after baseline participation in the Hordaland Health Study (HUSK). Estimates are adjusted separately for blocks of covariates and all covariates combined.

  • *Score equal to or above 90th centile of Whiteley Index (≥31 points).

  • †Gender, cohabiting and education.

  • ‡Gender, alcohol consumption, physical activity, diabetes, BMI, first-degree relative with AMI before 60 years, smoking, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure.

  • §Gender, cohabiting, education, alcohol consumption, physical activity, diabetes, BMI, first-degree relative with AMI before 60 years, smoking, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure.