Table 2

Logistic regression analyses: associations between indicators of effort-reward imbalance and myocardial infarction (men and women aged 45–64 years) (multivariate odds ratios (95% CI), number of exposed)

*Adjusted for effort-reward-ratio or overcommitment respectively and hypertension, total cholesterol, diabetes, family history of CHD; †additionally adjusted for cigarette smoking (never/former/current), BMI ≥27, lack of physical exercise (<2/week).
Effort-reward ratio (>1) (extrinsic model component)
    adjustment*1.41 (1.05 to 1.89) n=2500.92 (0.53 to 1.61) n=74
    adjustment†1.58 (1.16 to 2.15) n=2470.73 (0.40 to 1.33) n=74
Overcommitment (upper tertile) (intrinsic model component)
    adjustment*1.23 (0.96 to 1.59) n=3921.68 (1.07 to 2.62) n=135
    adjustment†1.11 (0.85 to 1.45) n=3891.49 (0.93 to 2.41) n=135