Table 4—

RH (95% CI) for all-cause and CVD mortality by 1997 ADA and 1998 WHO criteria for 3,092 adults aged 30–74 years in NHANES II

Normal glucose toleranceImpaired fasting glucoseUndiagnosed diabetesDiagnosed diabetes
ADA
n2,7061939796
 All-cause
  RH (95% CI)Reference1.08 (0.70–1.67)1.41 (0.77–2.58)1.86 (1.03–3.15)
 CVD
  RH (95% CI)Reference0.65 (0.31–1.34)1.23 (0.49–3.07)1.70 (1.02–2.84)
WHO
n2,22655521596
 All-cause
  RH (95% CI)Reference1.14 (0.80–1.63)1.36 (0.84–2.21)1.89 (1.07–3.36)
 CVD
  RH (95% CI)Reference0.93 (0.57–1.51)1.21 (0.62–2.39)1.76 (1.03–3.01)
  • Participants with impaired fasting glucose (defined as 2-h glucose <7.8 mmol/l and fasting glucose ≥6.1 and <7.0 mmol/l) (n = 76) were excluded from the analysis because of small numbers. There were 26 deaths among these participants.

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    * Adjusted for age (continuous), sex, race (white, non-white), education (<high school, ≥high school), smoking (ever, never), physical activity (low, high), BMI (<25, 25≤ to <27, 27≤ to <30, ≥30 kg/m2), systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol–to–HDL cholesterol ratio (continuous).