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Table 1 Study population (n and %) and deaths for men and women (n and cumulative incidences - Risk), by variables analyzed, measured at stage 1. Pró-Saúde Study, 1999

From: Association between self-rated health and mortality: 10 years follow-up to the Pró-Saúdecohort study

Variables Total population (N = 4009) Deaths (N = 117) P-value (log-rank*)
  n (%) Men (N = 70) Women (N = 47) Men Women
  n (Risk) n (Risk)
Self-rated health
Very good 1132 (28.2) 14 (0.026) 3 (0.005) < 0.001 < 0.001
Good 2131 (53.2) 30 (0.031) 16 (0.014)   
Fair/Poor 746 (18.6) 26 (0.096) 28 (0.059)   
Age
< 35 1121 (28.0) 2 (0.004) 4 (0.007) < 0.001 < 0.001
35-44 1734 (43.2) 19 (0.026) 14 (0.014)   
45-54 877 (21.9) 30 (0.077) 12 (0.024)   
> 54 277 (6.9) 19 (0.176) 17 (0.101)   
Sex
Female 2228 (55.6) - - - -
Male 1781 (44.4) - -   
Schooling §
University 1604 (40.5) 13 (0.022) 7 (0.007) < 0.001 < 0.001
Secondary 1422 (35.9) 21 (0.031) 20 (0.027)   
Fundamental 936 (23.6) 35 (0.071) 19 (0.043)   
Per capita family income (terciles. US$)
515–3236 1097 (29.1) 12 (0.027) 6 (0.009) 0.006 < 0.001
245–514 1615 (42.9) 18 (0.027) 15 (0.016)   
16–244 1057 (28.0) 32 (0.058) 21 (0.041)   
Chronic disease ∞
No disease 2956 (73.9) 37 (0.028) 18 (0.011) < 0.001 < 0.001
At least one 1045 (26.1) 33 (0.075) 29 (0.048)   
Smoking Δ
Currently not smoking 2934 (75.9) 33 (0.026) 33 (0.020) < 0.001 0.53
Currently smoking 932 (24.1) 36 (0.081) 12 (0.025)   
BMI †
< 25 1823 (46.5) 26 (0.037) 18 (0.016) 0.23 0.02
25–29.9 1444 (36.7) 27 (0.035) 13 (0.019)   
≥ 30 662 (16.8) 16 (0.057) 15 (0.039)   
Race Ψ
White 2076 (52.4) 33 (0.035) 17 (0.015) 0.62 0.05
Pardo (Mulatto) 1164 (29.4) 22 (0.039) 13 (0.021)   
Black 620 (15.7) 12 (0.055) 13 (0.032)   
Others** 100 (2.5) 2 (0.045) 3 (0.054)   
Common Mental Disorders Ø
Absent 2620 (69.3) 45 (0.035) 24 (0.018) 0.23 0.39
Present 1162 (30.7) 19 (0.048) 18 (0.023)   
Marital Status
Married 2383 (61.0) 48 (0.039) 16 (0.014) 0.19 0.03
Separated 610 (15.6) 9 (0.051) 15 (0.035)   
Widowed 115 (2.9) 2 (0.118) 4 (0.041)   
Single 801 (20.5) 9 (0.027) 9 (0.019)   
  1. *p < 0,15 (used as criterion to select variables for the Cox models).
  2. **Asian (n = 60) and Indigenous (n = 40).
  3. Not answered (n): § = 47, ‡ = 240, ∞ = 8, Δ = 143, † = 80, Ψ = 49, Ø = 227, € = 100.