Table 4

Age adjusted change in levels of cardiovascular risk factors per standard deviation (SD) increase in own height adjusted for mid-parental height*

MenWomen
*All confidence intervals are adjusted for intra-family clustering.
Increase (95% CI) p Value Increase (95% CI) p Value
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)−0.97 (−2.17 to 0.23)0.11−0.78 (−1.86 to 0.31)0.16
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)−0.34 (−1.18 to 0.50)0.42−0.10 (−0.78 to 0.59)0.78
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)−0.12 (−0.20 to −0.04)0.002−0.10 (−0.16 to −0.04)0.001
High density lipoprotein cholesterol (mmol/l)−0.01 (−0.03 to 0.02)0.66−0.08 (−0.04 to 0.02)0.59
Random glucose (mmol/l)−0.03 (−0.17 to 0.11)0.680.01 (−0.08 to 0.09)0.88
Fibrinogen (g/l)−0.07 (0.13 to −0.01)0.02−0.05 (−0.11 to 0.00)0.05
White blood cell count (109/l)0.05 (−0.10 to 0.19)0.55−0.20 (−0.33 to −0.06)0.004
Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (l)0.26 (0.22 to 0.31)<0.0010.21 (0.18 to 0.24)<0.001
Forced vital capacity (l)0.41 (0.35 to 0.46)<0.0010.30 (0.26 to 0.33)<0.001
Recorded birth weight (kg)0.13 (0.06 to 0.20)<0.0010.14 (0.08 to 0.21)<0.001
Body mass index (kg/m2)0.08 (−0.26 to 0.42)0.63−0.61 (−0.96 to −0.27)0.001
OR (95% CI) p Value OR (95% CI) p Value
Cigarette smoking status
    Never/ex smoker1.001.00
    Current smoker0.91 (0.76 to 1.09)0.320.99 (0.84 to 1.16)0.86
Own social class
    Non-manual1.001.00
    Manual0.73 (0.62 to 0.87)<0.0010.86 (0.72 to 1.02)0.08
Father's social class
    Non-manual1.001.00
    Manual1.19 (0.99 to 1.42)0.061.03 (0.89 to 1.20)0.69