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Table 2 The categorical association between body mass index (BMI) and mortality from heart failure in the Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration

From: A comparison of risk factors for mortality from heart failure in Asian and non-Asian populations: An overview of individual participant data from 32 prospective cohorts from the Asia-Pacific Region

BMI category (kg/m2) Age, sex and study adjusted Age, sex, study, smoking adjusted 2-year left censored
  HF deaths HR (95% CI) HF deaths HR (95% CI) HF deaths HR (95% CI)
< 18.5 (underweight) 100 1.68 (1.34-2.11) 100 1.72 (1.37-2.16) 79 1.78 (1.37-2.30)
18.5 – 21.9 (normal, ref) 157 1.00 (0.84-1.18) 151 1.00 (0.84-1.19) 125 1.00 (0.83-1.21)
22 – 24.9 103 0.81 (0.67-0.98) 101 0.83 (0.68-1.01) 87 0.86 (0.69-1.05)
25 – 29.9 (overweight) 91 0.98 (0.80-1.22) 90 1.02 (0.83-1.27) 76 1.04 (0.82-1.31)
> 30 (obese) 33 1.69 (1.17-2.43) 33 1.76 (1.22-2.54) 27 1.75 (1.16-2.63)