Table 1

Relations between perceived stress at first screening and coronary risk factors at first screening

Perceived stressp for trend
Low
n=1765
Medium
n=2912
High
n=711
Proportion smoking >20 cigarettes daily (%)182126<0.001
Proportion consuming >15 units of alcohol weekly (%)2729290.020
Proportion taking <3 hours exercise weekly (%)1919260.005
Proportion with body mass index >25 kg/m2 (%)5350460.004
Proportion with diastolic blood pressure ⩾ 90 mm Hg (%)2625230.10
Proportion with plasma cholesterol >5.5 mmol/l (%)6062600.66
Proportion with FEV1 <90% of predicted value (%)4037370.58
  • Standardisation by the direct method for age and occupational class.