Table 4

Relative risk (95% confidence interval) for external causes of death (injuries, poisonings, violence, and suicides) by pattern of beer consumption in 1641 middle aged Finnish men

Usual No of bottles of beer/session
Adjustments3-56 or more
Age1.19 (0.46 to 3.07)5.04 (1.66 to 15.29)*
Age, total alcohol consumption1.32 (0.50 to 3.50)7.10 (2.01 to 25.12)*
Age, total alcohol, occupational status, marital status, involvement in organisations, smoking, leisure time physical activity, depression1.09 (0.40 to 2.96)5.95 (1.52 to 23.23)*
Age, total alcohol, previous diseases1.34 (0.51 to 3.55)6.68 (1.82 to 24.49)*
Age, total alcohol, systolic blood pressure1.36 (0.51 to 3.59)7.37 (2.08 to 26.17)*
Age, total alcohol, low and high density lipoprotein cholesterol1.34 (0.51 to 3.55)7.48 (2.11 to 26.56)*
Age, total alcohol, fibrinogen1.25 (0.47 to 3.30)6.27 (1.77 to 22.18)*
Age, total alcohol, body mass index1.34 (0.51 to 3.55)7.19 (2.03 to 25.40)*
Age, total alcohol, body mass index1.34 (0.51 to 3.55)7.19 (2.03 to 25.40)*
  • Reference group=less than 3 bottles.

  • * P<0.05.