Table 3—

RR of type 2 diabetes associated with alcohol consumption by BMI

<25.0 kg/m2
≥25.0 kg/m2
CasesRR§95% CICasesRR§95% CI
Alcohol consumption (g/day)*
Men
 Abstainers141.90.9–3.9250.90.6–1.4
 <5171.0791.0
 5–29.9221.30.7–2.4880.70.5–1.0
 ≥3091.20.5–3.1230.80.5–1.3
Women
 Abstainers431.50.9–2.31021.00.8–1.4
 <5.0351.0891.0
 5–19.9100.80.4–1.8130.60.3–1.1
 ≥2052.81.1–7.300.80.2–3.5
  • * Questionnaire information on alcohol from in baseline 1975 updated in 1981 and 1990.

  • Number of cases by alcohol consumption in 1975.

  • There were no cases in this alcohol category between 1976 and 1981 but two cases between 1982 and 1990.

  • § Adjusted for age and BMI.