Table 1

 Incidence rates of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) between 1 January 1996 and 17 December 2003

CohortPerson time (years)Number of IHD casesRate/1000 person years95% CI
CI, confidence interval.
Women
    0–44 years14323171570.10.1 to 0.1
    45–54 years3513965381.51.4 to 1.7
    55–64 years28233913724.94.6 to 5.1
    65–74 years22774821519.49.1 to 9.9
    75–84 years168760215212.812.2 to 13.3
    ⩾85 years7768590111.610.9 to 12.4
    Total254024672712.92.8 to 2.9
Men
    0–44 years15069484230.30.3 to 0.3
    45–54 years35348513433.83.6 to 4.0
    55–64 years27398425829.49.1 to 9.8
    65–74 years189105295715.615.1 to 16.2
    75–84 years104678187717.917.1 to 18.8
    ⩾85 years3100546715.113.8 to 16.5
    Total245920596493.93.8 to 4.0