Table 3

BMI groupsa and risk of acute myocardial infarction and cardiovascular death in men
Model Acute myocardial infarction Cardiovascular death
Events, n (%) HR 95% CI p-value Events, n (%) HR 95% CI p-value
Univariate
Normal weight 84 (8.8) 1.00 51 (5.3) 1.00
Overweight 117 (7.7) 0.88 0.66, 1.16 0.37 49 (3.2) 0.61 0.41, 0.90 0.01
Obese 66 (12.9) 1.51 1.09, 2.08 0.01 32 (6.2) 1.19 0.76, 1.85 0.45
Multivariate adjustedb
Normal weight 1.00 1.00
Overweight 1.11 0.84, 1.48 0.47 0.85 0.57, 1.28 0.44
Obese 1.80 1.28, 2.52 <0.01 1.60 1.00, 2.55 0.05

BMI, body mass index; CI, confidence interval; HR, hazard ratio.

aNormal weight (BMI 18.5-24.9 kg/m2), overweight (BMI 25–29.9 kg/m2) and obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2).

bAge (continuous), current smoking (yes/no), left ventricular ejection fraction (%), pulmonary disease (yes/no), angiotensin converting enzyme-inhibitors (yes/no) and loop diuretics (yes/no).

Borgeraas et al.

Borgeraas et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014 14:68   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-14-68

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