Table 2.

Hazard ratios for coronary heart disease according to size at birth and height at age 7 years

P value
VariableNo of womenHazard ratio (No of cases)UnadjustedAdjusted*Adjusted
Birth weight (g):
≤25001911.34 (17)0.200.080.007
−30007081.38 (63)
−350014201.24 (117)
−40008801.17 (66)
>40002481.00 (16)
Birth length (cm):
≤487261.65 (71)0.010.001<0.0001
−495951.51 (50)
−5010771.41 (89)
−515881.17 (40)
>514491.00 (26)
Ponderal index at birth (kg/m3):
≤256890.92 (52)0.420.410.51
−2710941.00 (91)
−2910040.97 (80)
>296481.00 (53)
Height (cm) at age 7:
≤1169721.17 (82)0.34
−1198001.21 (69)
−1227731.26 (66)
>1229021.00 (62)
  • * Adjusted for gestation.

  • † Adjusted for gestation and placental weight.