Table 3

 Obesity and overweight in relation to baseline characteristics*

Without baseline CHD (n = 14400)With baseline CHD (n = 2596)
Normal weightOverweightObesep Value for trendNormal weightOverweightObesep Value for trend
Data are number (%), mean (SE), or percentage (SE).
*Adjusted for age (age is unadjusted); †data available for normoglycaemic men only; ‡assessed in a subset of 6287 men only.
Number7901 (54.9%)5916 (41.1%)583 (4.0%)1336 (51.5%)1132 (43.6%)128 (4.9%)
Age (years)50.8 (0.1)51.7 (0.1)52.1 (0.3)<0.00152.6 (0.2)53.8 (0.2)54.7 (0.5)<0.001
Plasma cholesterol (mmol/l)5.01 (0.01)5.21 (0.02)5.14 (0.05)<0.0015.14 (0.03)5.24 (0.04)5.25 (0.11)0.06
FEV1 (l/s)3.15 (0.01)3.17 (0.01)3.10 (0.02)0.193.00 (0.02)3.08 (0.02)3.09 (0.05)<0.001
Systolic BP (mm Hg)132.5 (0.2)138.2 (0.3)147.3 (0.8)<0.001136.1 (0.5)142.3 (0.7)155.6 (1.8)<0.001
Diastolic BP (mm Hg)81.3 (0.1)87.0 (0.2)93.1 (0.5)<0.00183.7 (0.4)89.7 (0.4)97.7 (1.2)<0.001
Blood glucose (mmol/l)†4.06 (0.01)4.07 (0.02)4.11 (0.0.02)0.034.06 (0.02)4.06 (0.02)4.10 (0.05)0.72
Physically inactive (%)15.0 (0.4)15.8 (0.5)24.4 (1.8)<0.00116.4 (1.0)17.8 (1.2)19.2 (3.4)0.18
Unintentional weight loss in previous year (%)2.9 (0.2)0.9 (0.1)0.0<0.0013.9 (0.5)1.2 (0.4)1.7 (1.2)<0.001
Current cigarette smoker (%)43.5 (0.6)37.2 (0.6)36.7 (2.0)<0.00147.2 (37.7)37.7 (1.5)40.1 (5.4)<0.001
Low work grade (%)22.9 (0.5)22.6 (0.5)29.2 (1.8)0.0825.2 (1.1)24.3 (1.3)32.9 (3.8)0.46
No partner (%)12.2 (0.4)10.4 (0.4)14.1 (1.5)0.0913.5 (1.0)12.0 (1.0)13.7 (2.8)0.73
Disease at study entry (%)6.0 (0.3)7.1 (0.3)9.8 (1.2)<0.00124.4 (1.2)25.1 (1.3)28.7 (3.8)0.31
BP lowering medication (%)0.8 (0.1)1.4 (0.2)1.0 (0.4)0.0043.5 (0.5)4.5 (0.6)6.8 (2.1)0.04
Glucose intolerance (%)†4.4 (0.2)5.5 (0.3)7.1 (1.0)<0.0016.1 (0.7)7.2 (0.8)11.2 (2.6)0.02
Diabetes (%)1.2 (0.1)1.2 (0.1)1.6 (0.5)0.831.1 (0.3)1.5 (0.4)4.0 (1.6)0.01
Family history of CHD (%)‡12.1 (0.6)13.7 (0.8)10.8 (1.9)0.4015.8 (1.7)17.1 (2.1)12.5 (4.2)0.91