Table 2

 Odds ratios (95% CIs) for CHD for a 1 SD increase of height, leg length, and trunk length with adjustment for possible explanatory and confounding variables (n = 3469)

Per 1 SD increase of:Adjustment
AgeAge, smoking, FEV1Age, smoking, FEV1, social class*Age, smoking, FEV1, social class*, insulin resistance†Age, smoking, social class*
*Adult and childhood social class; †components of the insulin resistance syndrome: high density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations, systolic blood pressure, waist to hip ratio, HOMA diabetes status.
Height (1 SD = 6.4 cm)0.79 (0.72 to 0.87)0.87 (0.79 to 0.97)0.89 (0.80 to 0.98)0.86 (0.77 to 0.95)0.80 (0.73 to 0.89)
Leg length (1 SD = 4.3 cm)0.80 (0.73 to 0.87)0.86 (0.78 to 0.94)0.87 (0.79 to 0.96)0.89 (0.81 to 0.98)0.84 (0.77 to 0.93)
Trunk length (1 SD = 3.6 cm)0.89 (0.81 to 0.98)0.97 (0.88 to 1.07)0.97 (0.88 to 1.07)0.97 (0.89 to 1.07)0.99 (0.92 to 1.09)
Leg to trunk ratio, 1 SD = 0.050.88 (0.80 to 0.96)0.90 (0.82 to 0.98)0.91 (0.83 to 0.99)0.93 (0.85 to 1.02)0.85 (0.79 to 0.95)