Table 2

HR and 95% CI of CVD, CHD and mortality in men

CVDCHDMortality
HR*†95% CIHR*95% CIHR*95% CI
No of siblings (ref. Non sibling)
 One sibling0.980.97 to 0.990.990.97 to 1.010.930.92 to 0.94
 Two siblings0.970.97 to 0.981.010.99 to 1.030.910.9 to 0.92
 Three siblings0.980.97 to 0.991.041.02 to 1.070.930.92 to 0.94
 Four or more siblings10.99 to 1.011.11.07 to 1.120.960.94 to 0.97
Birth order (ref. first birth)
 Second11 to 1.011.081.06 to 1.090.960.95 to 0.97
 Third1.021.02 to 1.031.131.11 to 1.150.980.96 to 0.99
 Fourth1.041.02 to 1.051.171.14 to 1.210.980.95 to 1
 Fifth+1.071.05 to 1.091.231.19 to 1.281.010.98 to 1.05
  • *Full adjusted model: Adjusted for age at start, individual characteristics of family income, marital status, educational attainment, immigrant status, socioeconomic status, region of residence, comorbidities, number of siblings and birth order.

  • †Multivariable competing risk survival analysis.

  • CHD, coronary heart disease; CVD, cardiovascular disease.