Table 3

Relations between coronary risk factors at second screening and change in perceived stress score between first and second screening

Perceived stressp for trend
Decreased n=828Stable n=1085Increased n=682
Proportion smoking >20 cigarettes daily (%)2425250.60
Proportion consuming >15 units of alcohol weekly (%)3133350.17
Proportion taking <3 hours exercise weekly (%)2728230.13
Proportion with body mass index >25 kg/m2 (%)5755570.76
Proportion with diastolic blood pressure ⩾ 90 mm Hg (%)2927270.31
Proportion with FEV1 <90% of predicted value (%)4341400.08
  • Standardisation by the direct method for age and occupational class.