Table 2

Sexual activity and years since diagnosis of coronary heart disease (CHD)

Category% adjusted for ageOR, fully adjusted* (95% CI)p Value
Any sexual activity in the past year
 Men (n=2979)No CHD80.01
CHD≥4 years73.50.81 (0.59 to 1.10)0.099
CHD<4 years53.60.24 (0.14 to 0.41)<0.001
 Women (n=3711)No CHD55.61
CHD≥4 years54.01.18 (0.81 to 1.73)0.38
CHD<4 years35.40.44 (0.23 to 0.84)0.013
Thinking about sex at least 2–3 times over the past month
 Men (n=2967)No CHD81.91
CHD≥4 years75.70.77 (0.57 to 1.04)0.095
CHD<4 years71.80.55 (0.31 to 0.97)0.039
 Women (n=3692)No CHD47.21
CHD≥4 years44.90.87 (0.59 to 1.30)0.50
CHD<4 years39.00.69 (0.37 to 1.29)0.25
Erectile difficulties
 Men (n=3041)No CHD38.11
CHD≥4 years45.31.28 (0.93 to 1.77)0.13
CHD<4 years54.02.11 (1.24 to 3.59)0.006
  • All analyses weighted for sampling probabilities and differential non-response.

  • *Adjustment for age, partnership status, diabetes and number of comorbidities.