Table 2

B/T ratio and risk of future cardiovascular events

Crude HR (95% CI)P valueAdjusted HR (95% CI)P value
 B/T ratio >median1.69 (1.38 to 2.07)<0.0011.58 (1.29 to 1.94)<0.001
 B/T ratio >median1.34 (1.03 to 1.73)0.031.29 (1.00 to 1.68)0.05
  • Risk of CVE associated with the B/T ratio expressed as HR with 95% CI. The reference group was B/T ratio ≤median. The analysis is stratified by sex and adjusted for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, BMI and smoking. For women, further adjustments were made for MHT.

  • BMI, body mass index; CVE, cardiovascular event; MHT, menopausal hormone therapy.