Table 2—

The risk for incidence of impaired fasting glucose or type 2 diabetes by alcohol intake

Alcohol intake (g ethanol/day)
P value*
00.1–22.923.0–45.946.0–68.9≥69.0
Participants (n)421534698881419
Cases (n)63676610767
Total person-years24913251428253862461
Rate per 1,000 person-years25.320.615.419.927.2
Age-adjusted relative risk (95% CI)1.58 (1.12–2.23)1.34 (0.95–1.88)1.00 (Referent)1.27 (0.93–1.72)1.71 (1.22–2.41)0.001
Multivariate-adjusted relative risk (95% CI)1.51 (1.07–2.13)1.31 (0.93–1.84)1.00 (Referent)1.18 (0.87–1.61)1.43 (1.01–2.02)0.016
  • *

    * For quadratic trend.

  • Adjusted for age, family history of diabetes, BMI, cigarette smoking, and regular physical activity at study entry.