Table 2

Relative risk of cardiovascular, non-cardiovascular and all-cause mortality by physical activity, adjusted for potential confounders*

Cause of death
ActivityCardiovascular
RR (95% CI)
PNon-cardiovascular
RR (95% CI)
PAll-cause
RR (95% CI)
P
Light intensity (N=4662) (hours)<0.001<0.001<0.001
 None111
 <10.84 (0.57 to 1.23)0.360.84 (0.64 to 1.09)0.190.83 (0.67 to 1.04)0.10
 1–20.56 (0.41 to 0.77)<0.0010.68 (0.55 to 0.84)<0.0010.64 (0.53 to 0.76)<0.001
 3+0.44 (0.32 to 0.60)<0.0010.62 (0.50 to 0.76)<0.0010.56 (0.47 to 0.67)<0.001
Hard intensity (N=4543) (hours)<0.001<0.001<0.001
 None111
 <10.63 (0.49 to 0.82)<0.0010.77 (0.67 to 0.89)<0.0010.74 (0.65 to 0.83)<0.001
 1–20.69 (0.53 to 0.89)0.0050.72 (0.62 to 0.83)<0.0010.71 (0.62 to 0.81)<0.001
 3+0.53 (0.38 to 0.75)<0.0010.64 (0.53 to 0.78)<0.0010.51 (0.52 to 0.72)<0.001
Degree at leisure (N=3500)0.036<0.001<0.001
 Sedentary111
 Light0.72 (0.55 to 0.94)0.0170.58 (0.50 to 0.68)<0.0010.62 (0.54 to 0.71)<0.001
 Moderate0.62 (0.42 to 0.92)0.0160.43 (0.34 to 0.55)<0.0010.47 (0.39 to 0.58)<0.001
 Vigorous0.28 (0.04 to 2.00)0.280.60 (0.31 to 1.17)0.140.55 (0.29 to 1.03)0.062
  • *Adjustment factors: age, educational length, smoking, diabetes, previous myocardial infarction, previous stroke.P, significance level; RR, relative risk.