Table 2

Estimated standardized ratesa for all hospital admissions, by BMI
Annual standardized hospital admission rates (95% CI) per 1,000 women with body mass index (kg/m2):
Age-group <22.5 22.5-24.9 25.0-29.9 30.0-34.9 35+ Trend in rate ratio (95% CI) per 5 kg/m2 increase in BMI
All women 237 (236-238) 235 (234-236) 258 (258-259) 297 (296-298) 346 (344-349) 1.12 (1.12-1.13)
50 to 54 170 (170-172) 170 (168-172) 189 (188-191) 218 (215-222) 254 (250-260) 1.13 (1.12-1.14)
55 to 59 195 (194-197) 193 (192-194) 215 (214-216) 249 (247-251) 293 (290-297) 1.13 (1.12-1.13)
60 to 64 235 (233-237) 231 (230-233) 255 (254-256) 292 (290-295) 350 (346-354) 1.13 (1.13-1.13)
65 to 69 290 (287-292) 290 (288-292) 316 (314-317) 367 (363-370) 414 (408-420) 1.13 (1.13-1.14)
75+ 384 (379-389) 385 (381-389) 415 (411-418) 466 (460-473) 528 (516-540) 1.06 (1.06-1.07)

aStandardized for age, region of recruitment, socioeconomic status, parity, age at first birth, smoking status, hormonal therapy use and alcohol intake. BMI, body mass index; CI, confidence interval.

Reeves et al.

Reeves et al. BMC Medicine 2014 12:45   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-12-45

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