Table 2

Age-adjusted event rates and age- and multiple risk factors-adjusted HRs with 95% CI, of first CHD event, by occupational class (N=2964 subjects CHD-free at baseline)

EGP classNo of eventsAge adjustedMRF adjusted*
RateHR95% CIHR95% CI
Administrators and professionals346.041.841.10 to 3.091.811.08 to 3.04
Non-manual workers253.28RefRef
Manual workers745.461.631.03 to 2.571.581.00 to 2.52
Self-employed385.801.721.04 to 2.861.570.94 to 2.62
p Value0.0970.14
  • * MRF, multiple risk factors (age, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, current cigarette smokers, diabetes mellitus, alcohol intake).

  • Heterogeneity, χ2 test p value.

  • Rate per 1000 person-years.

  • CHD, coronary heart disease; EGP, Erikson–Goldthorpe–Portocarero class scheme.