Table 4

 Influence of different risk factors: multivariate models with 5 and 10 year follow ups of death and hospital care for men and women reporting nervousness, uneasiness, anxiety, and other risk factors

Adjustments for age, cohort, and all other variablesTotal mortalityAll inpatient careSuicide attempt
5 year follow up*10 year follow up†5 year follow up‡10 year follow up§5 year follow up‡10 year follow up§
The reference groups consist of unexposed to a risk factor. *Follow up of cohorts 1980–81, 1988–89, 1995–96. †Follow up of cohorts 1980–81, 1988–89. ‡Follow up of cohorts 1988–89, 1995–96. §Follow up of cohort 1988–89. ¶Relative risk for compulsory school or less compared with post-high school education. **In analyses of suicide and suicide attempt longstanding illness refers only to those with a psychiatric illness compared with those with no disease.
MenNervousness, uneasiness, anxiety
 light1.6 (1.2 to 2.0)1.4 (1.2 to 1.7)1.2 (1.1 to 1.4)1.1 (0.9 to 1.3)3.1 (1.2 to 7.7)3.8 (1.3 to 11.5)
 severe2.4 (1.7 to 3.3)2.0 (1.5 to 2.7)1.8 (1.5 to 2.2)2.0 (1.6 to 2.5)9.2 (3.0 to 28.8)15.3 (4.2 to 55.5)
Current smoker1.9 (1.6 to 2.2)1.7 (1.5 to 2.0)1.2 (1.1 to 1.3)1.2 (1.1 to 1.3)Not relevantNot relevant
Education1.2 (1.0 to 1.6)1.2 (1.0 to 1.4)1.3 (1.2 to 1.4)1.2 (1.1 to 1.4)2.4 (0.9 to 6.6)1.3 (0.5 to 3.4)
Longstanding illness**1.9 (1.6 to 2.3)1.7 (1.5 to 2.0)1.8 (1.6 to 1.9)1.6 (1.5 to 1.8)2.0 (0.5 to 7.8)1.3 (0.2 to 6.5)
WomenWorry, anxiety
 light1.2 (1.0 to 1.6)1.1 (0.9 to 1.3)1.1 (1.0 to 1.2)1.0 (0.9 to 1.2)2.1 (1.1 to 4.0)3.4 (1.6 to 7.2)
 severe1.5 (1.0 to 2.2)1.5 (1.1 to 1.9)1.4 (1.2 to 1.6)1.1 (0.9 to 1.3)3.1 (1.3 to 7.1)4.3 (1.5 to 12.2)
Current smoker1.9 (1.5 to 2.4)1.7 (1.4 to 2.0)1.2 (1.1 to 1.3)1.3 (1.2 to 1.4)Not relevantNot relevant
Education¶1.5 (1.0 to 2.3)1.5 (1.1 to 2.1)1.2 (1.1 to 1.3)1.2 (1.1 to 1.3)2.4 (1.1 to 5.3)1.9 (0.8 to 4.7)
Longstanding illness**2.0 (1.6 to 2.6)1.7 (1.5 to 2.1)1.8 (1.7 to 2.0)1.7 (1.6 to 1.9)8.4 (3.6 to 19.6)5.8 (2.0 to 16.5)