Table 1

Multivariate adjusted hazard ratios1-150 for all cause mortality during 1959–89 by tertile of FEV0.75 1-151 at baseline

No of deathsHazard ratio
(95% CI)
p value
Tertile of FEV0.75
 Low 4131.56 (1.35 to 1.81)<0.001
 Middle3431.08 (0.93 to 1.26)0.295
  • 1-150 From Cox's proportional hazards regression model adjusted for age, baseline smoking habits, body mass index, diastolic blood pressure, and total cholesterol. The highest tertile of FEV0.75 as a reference group.

  • 1-151 Percentage of predicted value from a study derived prediction equation.