Table 4

Risk factors for CVD among participating middle-aged women from Scotland and Sweden

Scotland (n=6250)Sweden (n=741)OR95% CIOR*95% CI
 Underweight BMI<18.5420.8101.4
 Normal weight BMI 18.5–24.9161930.937351.6
 Overweight BMI 25–29.9187835.823132.0
 Obese BMI 30–50170132.510915.12.712.19 to 3.352.592.09 to 3.21
High blood pressure (self-reported)
 Yes188630.214219.31.811.50 to 2.911.721.42 to 2.10
High blood pressure (doctor-diagnosed)
 Yes159525.512516.91.691.38 to 2.061.611.31 to 1.99
  • *OR adjusted for age and education.

  • Swedish data derive from medical records while Scottish data are based on self-reported doctor-diagnosed hypertension.

  • BMI, body mass index.