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Table 3 Crude mortality hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) for survival in 358 women from a South Brazilian cohort between 1995-2010

From: Causes of death and associated risk factors among climacteric women from Southern Brazil: a population based-study

Predicting factor HR 95% CI p
Age (years) 1.141 1.051-1.239 0.002
Years at school1 0.888 0.792-0.997 0.044
 0 – 4 5.240 1.131-24.275 0.034
 5 – 8 1.455 0.243-8.709 0.682
 9 – 11 1.869 0.312-11.184 0.493
White skin color (yes) 0.424 0.137-1.308 0.135
Menopausal status2    
 Perimenopause 2.495 0.729 0.145
 Postmenopause 16.738 3.644 <0.001
 Hysterectomy 11.788 1.145 0.038
Smoker3 (yes) 2.465 0.951-6.389 0.063
Alcohol intake4    
 Social Drinker 0.536 0.199-1.440 0.216
 Abusers 0.977 0.120-7.942 0.983
Alcohol intake (10 g) 1.193 0.983-1.447 0.074
Hypertension (yes) 1.584 0.601-4.176 0.353
Diabetes (yes) 10.439 3.367-32.367 <0.001
Dyslipidemia (yes) 1.828 0.418-7.994 0.423
HT (yes) 2.856 0.996-8.187 0.051
LPA5,a    
 1000-1999 cal/sem 0.867 0.159-4.737 0.870
 <1000 cal/sem 0.520 0.115-2.346 0.395
BMI (kg/m2) 0.978 0.888-1.077 0.649
WHR ≥ 0.85a 3.629 1.278-10.301 0.015
WC ≥ 88 cma 1.021 0.986-1.058 0.236
TC ≥ 200 mg/dLa 1.078 0.404-2.872 0.881
HDL-c <50 mg/dLa 0.472 0.152-1.464 0.194
LDL-c ≥ 160 mg/dLa 0.790 0.179-3.481 0.755
TG ≥ 150 mg/dLa 0.800 0.261-2.453 0.696
GLU ≥ 126 mg/dLa 3.056 0.694-13.460 0.140
  1. 1reference: >12 years at school. 2reference: premenopause. 3reference: nonsmoker. 4reference: nondrinker. 5reference: ≥ 2000 cal/sem. aData from 2003 interviews. P-value significance: ≤0.05. BMI: body mass index; GLU: levels of plasma glucose; HDL-c: high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; HT: hormonal therapy; LDL-c: light-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LPA: Leisure physical activity in the last year; MET: metabolic equivalent; TC: plasma total cholesterol; TG: triglycerides; WC: waist circumference; WHR: waist-to-hip ratio.