Table 2

Age adjusted rates for all cause, cardiovascular, ischaemic heart disease, and non-cardiovascular death by glycated haemoglobin concentration and self reported diabetes in men aged 45-79 years, 1995-9

Glycated haemoglobin (%)
Cause of death<5 (n=1204)5-5.4 (n=1606)5.5-6.9 (n=1611)≥7(n=81)Self reported diabetes (n=160)χ2(linear trend), P value
All causes (n=135)
  Age adjusted rate/100 (No of events)1.65 (18)2.33 (35)3.43 (61)4.35 (5)5.92 (16)40.8,
  Relative risk1.001.412.072.643.59<0.001
Cardiovascular disease (n=60)
  Age adjusted rate/100 (No of events)0.50 (5)1.27 (19)1.24 (22)2.54 (3)4.11 (11)31.8,
  Relative risk1.002.532.465.048.16<0.001
Ischaemic heart disease (n=42)
  Age adjusted rate/100 (No of events)0.31 (3)0.86 (13)0.87 (15)1.63 (2)3.43 (9)29.0,
  Relative risk1.002.742.775.2010.91<0.001
Non-cardiovascular disease (n=75)
  Age adjusted rate/100 (No of events)1.15 (13)1.06 (16)2.19 (39)1.81 (2)1.82 (5)11.8,
  Relative risk1.000.921.911.581.58<0.001