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Table 1 Summary of the cohort studies

From: Association of taller stature with lower cardiovascular disease mortality in Asian people: a systematic review

Ref. no. Study name Authors Study subjects Country Sex Mean height (cm±standard deviation) Adjusted factors Notes; hazard ratios for height
[16] Korean Medical Insurance Corporation study (women) Song and Sung, 2008 344,519 South Korean women; from1993-1994 (age, 40–64 years) for a follow-up of 10 years South Korea Women 155±5.2 Age, body mass index, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, blood glucose, smoking, alcohol, exercise, salary, occupation, residence area Results for 5-cm increment
[17] Korean Medical Insurance Corporation study (men) Song et al., 2003 386,627 South Korean male civil servants; from 1992 (age, 40–64 years) for a follow-up of 6 years. South Korea Men 168.3±5.1 Age, body mass index, diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, glucose, smoking, alcohol, exercise, salary, occupation, residence area Results for 5-cm increment
[18] NIPPON DATA 80 Hozawa et al., 2007 3,969 and 4,955 Japanese men and women without prior cardiovascular disease; from 1980 (age, 30–92 years) for a follow-up of 19 years. Japan Men 162.3±6.7 Age, weight, systolic blood pressure, antihypertensive drug use, total cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, smoking, alcohol Results for 5-cm increment
Women 150.1±6.1
[19] The Shanghai Women's Health Study and the Shanghai Men's Health Study Wang et al., 2011 61,333 Chinese men; from 2002 (age, 40–74 years, mean 54.9 years) for a follow-up of 5 years and 74,869 women from 1996 (age, 40–70 years, mean 52.1 years) for a follow-up of 5 years China Men 169.8 Age, birth year, body mass index, waist-hip ratio, menopause, smoking, alcohol, exercise, diet (energy, red meat, fruit and vegetables), education, income, occupation Results for 1-standard deviation increase
Women 157.5
[20] Japan Public Health Center-based
Prospective Study (JPHC)
Ihira et al., 2018 50,755 and 57,039 Japanese men and women without prior cardiovascular disease; from 1990-1993 (age, 40–69 years) for a follow-up of 19.1 years(men) and 20.2 years (women). Japan Men 164.3±6.3 Birth year, body mass index, hypertension history, diabetes history, menopause, menarche, smoking, alcohol, exercise Results for 5-cm increments
  Women 152.1±5.6