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Table 3 BMI groups a and risk of acute myocardial infarction and cardiovascular death in men

From: Association of body mass index with risk of acute myocardial infarction and mortality in Norwegian male and female patients with suspected stable angina pectoris: a prospective cohort study

Model Acute myocardial infarction Cardiovascular death
  Events, n (%) HR 95% CI p-value Events, n (%) HR 95% CI p-value
Univariate         
Normal weight 84 (8.8) 1.00    51 (5.3) 1.00   
Overweight 117 (7.7) 0.88 0.66, 1.16 0.37 49 (3.2) 0.61 0.41, 0.90 0.01
Obese 66 (12.9) 1.51 1.09, 2.08 0.01 32 (6.2) 1.19 0.76, 1.85 0.45
Multivariate adjusted b        
Normal weight 1.00     1.00   
Overweight 1.11 0.84, 1.48 0.47   0.85 0.57, 1.28 0.44
Obese 1.80 1.28, 2.52 <0.01   1.60 1.00, 2.55 0.05
  1. BMI, body mass index; CI, confidence interval; HR, hazard ratio.
  2. aNormal weight (BMI 18.5-24.9 kg/m2), overweight (BMI 25–29.9 kg/m2) and obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2).
  3. bAge (continuous), current smoking (yes/no), left ventricular ejection fraction (%), pulmonary disease (yes/no), angiotensin converting enzyme-inhibitors (yes/no) and loop diuretics (yes/no).