Table 3

HR for incident ischaemic heart disease events 1–12 years after baseline participation in the Hordaland Health Study (HUSK) by quintiles of Whiteley Index

N=7052Quintiles of Whiteley Index (corresponding scores on Whiteley Index)p Value for trend
1st (14–16)2nd (17–19)3rd (20–22)4th (23–25)5th (≥26)
N events (%)16 (1.7)48 (2.9)43 (3.0)58 (3.7)69 (4.6))
HR (95% CI)HR (95% CI)HR (95% CI)HR (95% CI)HR (95% CI)<0.001*
Adjusted for gender(ref)1.82 (1.04 to 3.21)1.95 (1.10 to 3.47)2.43 (1.40 to 4.23)3.06 (1.78 to 5.28)<0.001
Adjusted for gender and sociodemographic factors†(ref)1.83 (1.04 to 3.22)1.94 (1.09 to 3.44)2.34 (1.34 to 4.07)2.86 (1.66 to 4.94)<0.001
Adjusted for CVD risk factors‡(ref)1.67 (0.93 to 3.00)1.70 (0.93 to 3.09)2.14 (1.21 to 3.80)2.36 (1.33 to 4.17)0.001
Adjusted for all covariates§(ref)1.66 (0.93 to 2.99)1.71 (0.94 to 3.11)2.13 (1.20 to 3.78)2.35 (1.33 to 4.16)0.002
  • Estimates are adjusted separately for blocks of covariates and all covariates combined.

  • *Linear by linear association.

  • †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.