Table 2

Incidence of ischaemic cardiac events in relation to diastolic blood pressure in elderly men being treated for hypertension10

Diastolic blood pressureNo of eventsPerson yearsIncidence rates (per 1000 per year)Rate ratio (95% CI)
≤90 mm Hg13212611.70 (0.78 to 3.60)
>90 mm Hg20556351.70 (0.78 to 3.60)