Table 4

Relative risks and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of major coronary events in men with angina pectoris at baseline in the ATBC study

Coronary eventα tocopherolα tocopherol and β caroteneβ carotenePlacebo
Major coronary events
 Number of cases81747980
 Relative risk (95% CI)0.95 (0.68 to 1.33)0.86 (0.61 to 1.20)1.08 (0.78 to 1.50)1.00
Non-fatal myocardial infarction
 Number of cases36313742
 Relative risk (95% CI)0.83 (0.52 to 1.34)0.73 (0.45 to 1.18)0.98 (0.61 to 1.57)1.00
Fatal coronary heart disease
 Number of cases45434238
 Relative risk (95% CI)1.08 (0.68 to 1.72)1.01 (0.63 to 1.60)1.18 (0.74 to 1.87)1.00
  • Relative risks adjusted for the following variables at baseline: age, body mass index, serum total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, number of cigarettes daily, daily alcohol use, history of diabetes, and history of myocardial infarction. Continuous variables are in tertiles, except daily alcohol use, which is categorised as non-users, up to 30 g/day, and over 30 g/day.