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Table 2 Odd ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for risk of atherosclerosis in relation to height for all subjects

From: Relationship between adult height and body weight and risk of carotid atherosclerosis assessed in terms of carotid intima-media thickness: The Nagasaki Islands study

  Height quartiles For one SD increment in height
Q1 (low) Q2 Q3 Q4 (high) P for trend
Carotid atherosclerosis (CIMT ≥ 1.1 mm)       
 All subjects       
   Number at risk 331 349 321 336   
   Number of cases (percentage) 101 (31) 95 (27) 68 (21) 48 (14)   
   Age-adjusted OR 1.00 1.02 (0.72 to 1.45) 0.94 (0.64 to 1.37) 0.77 (0.51 to 1.17) 0.229 0.99 (0.86 to 1.15)
   Multivariable OR 1.00 0.92 (0.64 to 1.32) 0.83 (0.56 to 1.23) 0.65 (0.42 to 1.01) 0.053 0.92 (0.79 to1.07)
  1. Multivariable OR: adjusted further for age, systolic blood pressure, antihypertensive medication use, body mass index, smoking, alcohol intake, diabetes, serum triglycerides, serum HDL-cholesterol, serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and serum creatinine; carotid atherosclerosis defined as CIMT ≥ 1.1 mm; height quartiles: < 158.7 cm (Q1), 158.7 to 163.0 cm (Q2), 163.1 to 167.9 cm (Q3), and > 167.9 cm (Q4).