Table 2

Independent correlates of AF at baseline

CorrelatesMenWomenTotal cohort
OR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CI
Male sex1.8(1.2 to 2.8)2-160
Cardiomegaly7.3(3.9 to 13.4)17.4(8.7 to 34.8)13.0(8.3 to 20.2)2-165
Chronic bronchitis2.5(1.2 to 5.4)2.2(1.1 to 4.2)2-150
Left ventricular hypertrophy4.2(1.5 to 12.3)2-165
Myocardial ischaemia2.2(1.1 to 4.7)5.6(2.9 to 10.8)4.5(2.7 to 7.4)2-165
History of stroke5.2(1.8 to 15.1)3.9(1.7 to 8.7)2-165
Blood sugar ⩾ 7.0 mmol/l5.4(2.2 to 13.3)3.1(1.6 to 6.0)2-165
Possible transient cerebral ischaemia2.4(1.2 to 4.5)
  • Significance based on multivariate analysis:

  • 2-150 p < 0.05;

  • 2-160 p < 0.01;

  • 2-165 p < 0.001.

  • OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.