Table 3

 Hazard ratios* (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for total and cause specific mortality by sex and the length of follow up

Length of follow up and cause of deathMenWomen
HR95% CINumber of deathsHR95% CINumber of deaths
CVD, cardiovascular disease. *Non-participants compared with participants, adjusted for age, area, and study year. †Maximum follow up time, all cohorts are followed up until the end of year 2000.
Total mortality
2 years2.432.04 to 2.906263.382.50 to 4.56211
4 years2.292.00 to 2.6310873.082.48 to 3.84405
6 years2.131.91 to 2.3916502.792.32 to 3.45619
8 years2.061.87 to 2.2722612.562.19 to 3.00866
28 years†1.661.56 to 1.7766381.841.68 to 2.013757
CVD mortality
2 years2.311.77 to 3.012922.191.16 to 4.1362
4 years2.141.74 to 2.635042.671.74 to 4.09120
6 years2.001.68 to 2.377432.671.90 to 3.75189
8 years1.891.62 to 2.1910302.631.97 to 3.51267
28 years†1.551.40 to 1.7128991.811.56 to 2.111401
Cancer mortality
2 years2.501.65 to 3.811112.371.35 to 4.1769
4 years2.011.43 to 2.811931.771.14 to 2.74135
6 years1.631.24 to 2.163171.451.00 to 2.09215
8 years1.541.22 to 1.954531.220.87 to 1.71293
28 years†1.271.09 to 1.4714331.180.98 to 1.441052
Violent mortality
2 years2.041.37 to 3.041264.572.02 to 10.425
4 years2.131.57 to 2.902054.002.24 to 7.1451
6 years2.181.67 to 2.812934.072.49 to 6.6471
8 years2.281.83 to 2.863803.572.31 to 5.5293
28 years†1.851.57 to 2.178162.251.64 to 3.07237