Table 2

Proportional hazards analysis results from all-cause mortality: NHANES III mortality follow-up

Reference categoryHR95% CIPPAR%95% CI
A1C (%)
    ≥8A1C <6%1.651.11–2.450.0115.31.6 to 27.8%
    7–7.91.450.93–2.260.095.7−1.8 to 13.4%
    6–6.91.310.80–2.140.265.9−5.6 to 18.0%
Low HDL*HDL ≥40 for men, ≥50 for women1.310.96–1.800.0914.4−5.3 to 31.9%
HypertensionNo history of hypertension or blood pressure <140/90 mmHg1.260.96–1.660.0814.4−4.7 to 32.0%
BMI ≥30 kg/m2BMI <30 kg/m21.050.71–1.530.801.8−15.1 to 17.1%
No physical activityInsufficient or recommended levels1.581.24–2.02<0.00116.46.0 to 26.8%
Current smokerNonsmoker1.771.15–2.730.017.50.9 to 15.1%
  • PAR% = prevalence among decedents × [(HR − 1)/HR].

  • *<40 for men, <50 for women.

  • †Blood pressure >140/90 mmHg or under treatment. Models control for age, sex, race/ethnicity, and education.