Table 3

HRs for fatal (death on day 1) and non-fatal CEs per 1-SD decrease in lung function measures (n=28 584)

Fatal coronary events (SCD) (n=1609)Non-fatal coronary events (n=4002)P value*
FEV1Model 11.41 (1.33 to 1.51)1.20 (1.15 to 1.25)<0.0001
Model 21.23 (1.15 to 1.31)1.08 (1.04 to 1.13)0.0020
FVCModel 11.41 (1.32 to 1.51)1.19 (1.14 to 1.24)0.0001
Model 21.21 (1.13 to 1.30)1.08 (1.03 to 1.13)0.0055
FEV1/FVCModel 11.07 (1.02 to 1.13)1.05 (1.01 to 1.08)0.3947
Model 21.05 (1.00 to 1.10)1.02 (0.99 to 1.06)0.4257
  • Model 1: age, sex, height.

  • Model 2: age, sex, height, BMI, smoking status, prevalent diabetes, systolic BP, cholesterol.

  • *Null hypothesis: lung function measure has the same association with incident fatal coronary events and incident non-fatal coronary events.

  • BMI, body mass index; BP, blood pressure; CE, coronary event; FEV1, forced expiratory volume in 1 second; FVC, forced vital capacity; SCD, sudden cardiac death.