Table 3

Coronary heart disease (CHD) and concerns about sexual activity

Category% adjusted for ageOR, fully adjusted* (95% CI)p Value
Concern about level of sexual desire
 Men (n=2978)No CHD13.31
CHD15.51.19 (0.85 to 1.67)0.31
 Women (n=3705No CHD7.41
CHD5.40.42 (0.16 to 1.15)0.09
Concern about frequency of sexual activity†
 Men (n=2287)No CHD13.11
CHD14.71.07 (0.68 to 1.68)0.77
 Women (n=2097)No CHD7.71
CHD7.40.15 (0.36 to 3.63)0.82
Concern about orgasmic experience†
 Men (n=1963)No CHD10.41
CHD17.51.69 (1.06 to 2.70)0.027
 Women (n=1587)No CHD6.71
CHD6.51.39 (0.42 to 4.59)0.59
Concern about ability to have an erection
 Men (n=2965)No CHD12.91
CHD16.51.27 (0.93 to 1.74)0.14
Concern about ability to become sexually aroused†
 Women (n=1655)No CHD7.61
CHD3.00.47 (0.11 to 1.94)0.29
Worry or concern about sex life overall
 Men (n=2934)No CHD18.61
CHD24.01.32 (0.92 to 1.91)0.14
 Women (n=3613)No CHD13.31
CHD9.70.83 (0.33 to 2.08)0.69
Dissatisfaction with sex life overall‡
 Men (n=1519)No CHD19.91
CHD18.90.90 (0.52 to 1.55)0.69
 Women (n=1534)No CHD12.41
CHD8.90.44 (0.09 to 2.06)0.30
  • *Adjustment for age, partnership status, diabetes and number of comorbidities.

  • †In participants reporting sexual activity in the past year.

  • ‡Over the past 3 months.