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Table 4 Cardiovascular health sum scores, group sizes, and dementia risk. Results of the Cox proportional hazards regressions

From: Predicting dementia in primary care patients with a cardiovascular health metric: a prospective population-based study

Cardiovascular health scoresa Dementia/total
N
Unadjusted models
HR (95 % CI)
Adjusted modelsb
HR (95 % CI)
Health behaviorsc
 4–6 192/2315 Reference Reference
 3 62/719 1.06 (0.80–1.41) 0.98 (0.73–1.31)
 0–2 42/513 1.03 (0.74–1.44) 1.28 (0.91–1.80)
Blood parametersd
 4–6 104/1299 Reference Reference
 3 92/1174 0.98 (0.74–1.30) 0.79 (0.60–1.05)
 0–2 100/1074 1.20 (0.91–1.57) 0.95 (0.72–1.25)
Total scoree
 9–12 52/752 Reference Reference
 5–8 212/2458 1.28 (0.95–1.74) 0.98 (0.72–1.33)
 0–4 32/337 1.47 (0.94–2.28) 1.41 (0.91–2.20)
  1. aHigher scores indicate better cardiovascular health. bAdjusted for age, sex, and education. cSum of smoking, physical activity, and body mass index. dSum of blood pressure, total cholesterol, and fasting glucose.eSum of smoking, physical activity, body mass index, blood pressure, total cholesterol, and fasting glucose. HR hazard ratio. 95 % CI 95 % confidence interval