Table 3

Relative risks (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) (p value) of total coronary events per 1 SD increase in waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio and waist-to-height ratio

Model 1 (n = 9760)Model 2 (n = 9678)
RR*95% CI (p value)BICRR*95% CI (p value)BIC
WC1.201.11 to 1.30 (<0.0001)119551.030.94 to 1.12 (0.50)11584
WHR1.211.12 to 1.31 (<0.0001)119541.080.99 to 1.18 (0.10)11581
WHtR1.281.19 to 1.38 (<0.0001)119361.111.02 to 1.20 (0.03)11579
BMI1.261.17 to 1.35 (<0.0001)119381.091.01 to 1.18 (0.61)11585
  • Model 1: adjusted for age at entry and centre; model 2: adjusted for age, centre, school duration, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol consumption, hypertension, diabetes, HDL-C and triglycerides.

  • SD for WC = 9.92 cm; WHR = 0.061; WhtR = 0.058; BMI = 3.44 kg/m2.

  • BIC, Bayes Information Criterion; WC, waist circumference; WHR, waist-to-hip ratio; WHtR, waist-to-height ratio.