Table 4

 Cox regression derived hazard ratios for deaths from coronary heart disease (and 95% confidence intervals), by the indicated predictor variables (three villages in Greece, 1981 to 1996)

VariablesIncrement/categoryMen (coronary deaths: 34)Women (coronary deaths: 33)
Hazard ratio95% CIHazard ratio95% CI
*Lower educational level representing up to six years of schooling for men and illiteracy for women.
Age10 years3.292.10, 5.145.883.33, 10.38
VillageB1+B2 (sea level)1.00 (reference)1.00 (reference)
A (950 m)0.390.16, 0.980.460.20, 1.05
Educational levelLower*1.00 (reference)1.00 (reference)
Higher1.030.49, 2.172.481.07, 5.74
Body weight1 kg1.010.98, 1.040.990.96, 1.02
Tobacco smokingnever smoker1.00 (reference)not included (only seven smokers)
ever smoker2.481.20, 5.10
Alcohol consumptionnone1.00 (reference)1.00 (reference)
moderate (⩽2 glasses/day)0.660.29, 1.480.680.26, 1.76
High (>2 glasses/day)0.990.37, 2.67not included (only one heavy drinker)
Systolic blood pressure10 mm Hg1.180.99, 1.400.970.83, 1.12
Blood glucose10 mg/100 ml1.091.01,, 1.26
Total serum cholesterol10 mg/100 ml1.050.97,, 1.10
Serum uric acid1 mg/100 ml1.230.99, 1.521.281.01, 1.63
Serum triglycerides10 mg/100 ml0.960.90, 1.020.980.92, 1.05