Table 4

Increase in HR (95% CI) for all-cause, all cardiovascular, IHD and stroke mortality in original cohort associated with 1 SD increase in childhood stature (with robust standard errors) by age at death

Deaths at ages <65 yearsDeaths at ages 65+ years
N (yes/no)HR*95% CIp ValueN (yes/no)HR*95% CIp Value
All-cause
 Foot length370/19770.920.83 to 1.030.15504/14731.040.95 to 1.140.40
 Shoulder breadth398/21540.990.89 to 1.100.88531/16231.080.99 to 1.190.08
 Height410/22250.940.85 to 1.040.25539/16861.010.92 to 1.110.83
 Trunk393/21511.010.91 to 1.110.85529/16221.000.92 to 1.080.94
 Leg length393/21510.930.84 to 1.040.19529/16221.020.92 to 1.120.72
All CVD
 Foot length174/21730.890.77 to 1.040.14257/17201.000.88 to 1.150.94
 Shoulder breadth189/23630.920.79 to 1.080.32270/18841.040.92 to 1.180.53
 Height194/24410.870.75 to 1.000.06272/19531.010.87 to 1.160.94
 Trunk187/23571.010.87 to 1.170.92268/18831.000.89 to 1.120.96
 Leg length187/23570.830.72 to 0.960.01268/18831.000.87 to 1.160.95
IHD
 Foot length110/22370.860.72 to 1.040.11144/18331.030.86 to 1.240.73
 Shoulder breadth119/24330.880.73 to 1.070.21153/20011.060.89 to 1.250.51
 Height123/25120.840.71 to 1.000.05156/20691.020.84 to 1.230.87
 Trunk117/24271.000.84 to 1.200.96152/19990.990.84 to 1.170.92
 Leg length117/24270.810.67 to 0.970.02152/19991.020.84 to 1.240.83
Stroke
 Foot length33/23140.810.55 to 1.200.3055/19220.950.73 to 1.240.71
 Shoulder breadth35/25170.860.60 to 1.230.4157/20971.130.91 to 1.410.27
 Height35/26000.860.59 to 1.250.4357/21680.970.71 to 1.330.85
 Trunk35/25091.030.70 to 1.540.8757/20940.950.74 to 1.210.66
 Leg length35/25090.790.55 to 1.120.1957/20940.990.71 to 1.370.94
  • * Adjusted for sex and age at measurement.

  • IHD, ischaemic heart disease.