Table 3

CVD, CHD and stroke follow-up data of the study group as percentages (number of events)

Grade of liver brightnessTotal0 (n=720)1 (n=124)2 (n=144)p Value
Non-fatal events
 CVD11.6% (115)9.9% (71)16.1% (20)16.7% (24)<0.05
 CHD7.8% (77)6.5% (47)11.3% (14)11.1% (16)NS
 Stroke5.0% (49)4.2% (30)8.1% (10)6.2% (9)NS
Fatal events
 CVD5.5% (54) 3.6% (26)8.1% (10)12.5% (18)<0.001
 CHD4.8% (47)3.2% (23)7.3% (9)10.4% (15)<0.01
 Stroke0.8% (8)0.6% (4)0.8% (1)2.1% (3)NS
  • Statistical significances between percentages were measured by using χ2 test. CVD included a major CHD event and stroke (excluding subarachnoid haemorrhage)—whichever of these happened first.

  • CHD, coronary heart disease; CVD, cardiovascular disease; N, number of participants.