International Journal of Endocrinology / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

No Obesity Paradox—BMI Incapable of Adequately Capturing the Relation of Obesity with All-Cause Mortality: An Inception Diabetes Cohort Study

Table 2

Contribution of different tertiles of the body mass index to all-cause mortality.

Hazard Ratio (95% CIs)Std. Err.Wald value

Model 1
 Body mass index (kg·m−2)
  First tertile 1.69 (0.99–2.88)0.461.910.056
  Second tertile1 reference
  Third tertile 1.17 (0.66–2.07)0.340.540.588
Model 2
 Body mass index (kg·m−2)
  First tertile 2.36 (1.30–4.30)0.722.810.005
  Second tertile1 reference
  Third tertile 0.96 (0.52–1.77)0.30−0.120.904
 Log-waist circumference []20.35 (1.62–254.79)26.242.340.019
Model 3
 Body mass index (kg·m−2)
  First tertile 1.54 (0.83–2.86)0.491.380.168
  Second tertile1 reference
  Third tertile 1.49 (0.80–2.76)0.471.250.211
 Log-general cardiovascular risk2.81 (2.11–3.75)0.417.02<0.001
 Log-waist circumference []0.65 (0.04–10.50)0.93−0.300.763

Cox proportional hazard models were used to calculate HRs and 95% CIs. Model 1: adjusted with BMI. Model 2: adjusted with BMI and waist circumference. Model 3: adjusted with BMI, waist circumference, and general CVD risk.