Table 3

Adjusted relative risks (95% confidence interval) relating to beer drinking pattern and all cause mortality in 1641 Finnish men

Usual No of bottles of beer/session
Adjustments3-56 or more
Age1.80 (1.24 to 2.61)*4.01 (2.30 to 6.98)*
Age, total alcohol consumption1.64 (1.12 to 2.41)*3.01 (1.54 to 5.90)*
Age, total alcohol, occupational status, marital status, involvement in organisations, smoking, leisure time physical activity, depression1.32 (0.88 to 1.96)2.00 (1.00 to 3.98)*
Age, total alcohol, previous diseases1.67 (1.13 to 2.46)*3.49 (1.76 to 6.93)*
Age, total alcohol, systolic blood pressure1.61 (1.09 to 2.36)*2.88 (1.47 to 5.67)*
Age, total alcohol, low and high density lipoprotein cholesterol1.62 (1.10 to 2.38)*2.94 (1.50 to 5.75)*
Age, total alcohol, fibrinogen1.58 (1.07 to 2.31)*2.45 (1.25 to 4.81)*
Age, total alcohol, body mass index1.60 (1.09 to 2.36)*2.99 (1.52 to 5.86)*
Age, total alcohol, all covariates1.31 (0.88 to 1.96)2.05 (1.01 to 4.14)*
  • Reference group=less than 3 bottles.

  • Previous diseases: coronary heart disease, stroke, other cardiovascular disease, diabetes.

  • * P<0.05.