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Table 2 All-cause, cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular mortality in relation to alcohol intake

From: Alcohol consumption in relation to cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular mortality in an elderly male Chinese population

  Non-drinkers Past drinkers Current drinkers
Light-to-moderate Heavy
Number of participants 843 241 241 377
Number of person-years 4429 1201 1311 2014
All-cause mortality
 Number of deaths 100 50 27 34
 Rate per 1000 person-years 22.6 41.6 20.6 16.9
 Age-adjusted HR (95% CI) 1 1.89 (1.35–2.66) 1.07 (0.70–1.63) 0.92 (0.62–1.36)
 Multivariate-adjusted HR (95% CI) 1 1.90 (1.35–2.68) 1.09 (0.71–1.67) 0.89 (0.60–1.34)
Cardiovascular mortality
 Number of deaths 53 20 16 9
 Rate per 1000 person-years 12.0 16.7 12.2 4.5
 Age-adjusted HR (95% CI) 1 1.50 (0.90–2.51) 1.25 (0.72–2.19) 0.51 (0.25–1.02)
 Multivariate-adjusted HR (95% CI) 1 1.44 (0.85–2.44) 1.17 (0.66–2.07) 0.51 (0.25–1.05)
Non-cardiovascular mortality
 Number of deaths 47 30 11 25
 Rate per 1000 person-years 10.6 25.0 8.4 12.4
 Age-adjusted HR (95% CI) 1 2.36 (1.50–3.74) 0.88 (0.45–1.69) 1.33 (0.81–2.16)
 Multivariate-adjusted HR (95% CI) 1 2.46 (1.55–3.91) 0.92 (0.48–1.79) 1.29 (0.78–2.13)
  1. The multivariate analyses were adjusted for age, body mass index, current smoking, serum total cholesterol and triglycerides, fasting plasma glucose and the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes mellitus at baseline
  2. CI: confidence interval; HR: hazard ratio