Table 3

Relative risks and 95% confidence intervals of myocardial infarction stratified by percentage of male participants

Male (%)

Non-fatal MI

p*

Fatal MI

p*

Both fatal and non-fatal MI

p*


0–66

0.87 (0.71–1.06)

0.26

0.87 (0.65–1.17)

0.86

0.86 (0.79–0.95)

0.52

70–89

0.72 (0.61–0.86)

0.23

0.91 (0.75–1.11)

0.24

0.82 (0.71–0.95)

0.13

100

0.62 (0.54–0.71)

0.48

0.55 (0.20–1.53)

0.01

0.63 (0.46–0.85)

0.02


Total

0.72 (0.64–0.81)

0.03

0.88 (0.75–1.03)

0.19

0.79 (0.72–0.87)

< 0.05


MI, myocardial infarction.

*Test for heterogeneity, p value is from χ2 test. Ransom effects model was used in all combinations.

Yerman et al. BMC Medicine 2007 5:29   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-5-29

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