Table 4

BMI groupsa and risk of acute myocardial infarction and cardiovascular death in women
Model Acute myocardial infarction Cardiovascular death
Events, n (%) HR 95% CI p-value Events, n (%) HR 95% CI p-value
Univariate
Normal weight 33 (7.6) 1.00 16 (3.7) 1.00
Overweight 21 (4.6) 0.61 0.35, 1.05 0.08 13 (2.9) 0.78 0.38, 1.63 0.51
Obese 16 (6.3) 0.84 0.46, 1.53 0.57 4 (1.6) 0.43 0.14, 1.28 0.13
Multivariate adjustedb
Normal weight 1.00 1.00
Overweight 0.56 0.33, 0.98 0.04 0.71 0.34, 1.50 0.37
Obese 0.80 0.43, 1.47 0.46 0.38 0.21, 1.16 0.09

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

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

b Age (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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