Table 2—

RR of type 2 diabetes associated with alcohol intake

Crude
Adjusted for age and BMI
Person-yearsCasesRR95% CIPerson-yearsCasesRR95% CI
Alcohol consumption (g/day)*
Men
 Abstainers22,335401.51.1–2.121,925391.10.7–1.5
 <5.059,496971.058,960961.0
 5–29.9107,1141100.60.5–0.8106,2881100.80.6–1.1
 ≥30.023,752320.80.5–1.223,314320.90.6–1.4
Women
 Abstainers59,4371482.52.0–3.158,0901451.10.9–1.5
 <5.0119,6111251.0118,4741241.0
 5–19.947,875230.30.2–0.647,554230.70.4–1.1
 ≥20.06,49050.90.4–1.96,44851.60.8–3.5
  • * Questionnaire information on alcohol from baseline in 1975 updated in 1981 and 1990.

  • Numbers of cases and person-years by alcohol consumption in 1975.