Table 2

HRs in relation to outcome fatal or non-fatal myocardial infarction

 Separate Cox regression for each risk factor adjusted for sex and ageMultivariable analysis, standard risk factorsMultivariable analysis, including education and physical activity
HR(95% CI)HR(95% CI)HR(95% CI)
Sex (female ref)3.20(2.90 to 3.50)3.27(2.94 to 3.63)3.24(2.91 to 3.61)
Age (years)1.088(1.082 to 1.094)1.068(1.061 to 1.074)1.065(1.058 to 1.072)
Systolic blood pressure1.014(1.011 to 1.016)1.011(1.008 to 1.013)1.011(1.008 to 1.013)
Total cholesterol1.32(1.28 to 1.37)1.28(1.23 to 1.32)1.27(1.23 to 1.32)
Smoker, daily cigarette (ref never-smoker)2.65(2.37 to 2.95)2.63(2.34 to 2.96)2.58(2.29 to 2.91)
Manifest diabetes (ref no diabetes)2.14(1.85 to 2.48)1.73(1.48 to 2.02)1.71(1.46 to 2.01)
BMI1.05(1.04 to 1.06)1.02(1.012 to 1.04)1.02(1.01 to 1.04)
Self-rated health last year poor2.03(1.45 to 2.84)1.61(1.13 to 2.31)1.55(1.08 to 2.23)
Self-rated health last year pretty poor1.56(1.27 to 1.91)1.26(1.01 to 1.57)1.18(0.94 to 1.48)
Self-rated health last year somewhat good1.60(1.41 to 1.82)1.36(1.19 to 1.56)1.32(1.15 to 1.52)
Self-rated health last year pretty good1.27(1.13 to 1.43)1.17(1.04 to 1.33)1.14(1.01 to 1.30)
Self-rated health last year very good1ref1ref1ref
Education short (ref=long)1.65(1.43 to 1.89)1.23(1.06 to 1.43)
Physical activity, sedentary (ref active)1.62(1.37 to 1.91)1.23(1.02 to 1.47)
  • Separate Cox regression models for each risk factor together with sex and age and two models with multivariable analysis. Västerbotten Intervention Programme. Recruitment period from 1990 to 2004.

  • BMI, body mass index.