Table 2—

Results from proportional hazards analysis of parameters from spirometry and incidence of diabetes (443 events) among 4,830 participants aged 25–74 years, NHEFS 1971–1975 to 1992–1993

Spirometry parameterRegression coefficient ± SE*P
FEV1 (ml)−0.00036 ± 0.00009<0.001
FVC (ml)−0.00032 ± 0.00008<0.001
Ratio of FEV1 to FVC0.22781 ± 0.775760.769
% predicted FEV1−0.00874 ± 0.002950.003
% predicted FVC−0.01032 ± 0.003420.003
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    * Adjusted for age, sex, race or ethnicity, education, smoking status, systolic blood pressure, use of antihypertensive medication, cholesterol concentration, BMI, alcohol use, recreational exercise, and nonrecreational activity.