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Evid Based Nurs 2:130 doi:10.1136/ebn.2.4.130
  • Causation

Regular alcohol intake decreased risk of coronary heart disease events but not total mortality in men

Risk of major coronary heart disease (CHD) events or total mortality in men*

Comparison group v occasional drinkers Major CHD events adjusted RR† (95% CI) Total mortality adjusted RR† (CI)
*RR = relative risk; †Adjusted for multiple variables. ‡Not significant.
Light drinkers 0.76 (0.64 to 0.91) 0.88 (0.76 to 1.02)‡
Moderate drinkers 0.78 (0.65 to 0.94) 0.92 (0.79 to 1.08)‡
Heavy drinkers 0.75 (0.59 to 0.95) 0.89 (0.73 to 1.09)‡
Regular (light, moderate, and heavy) 0.77 (0.66 to 0.90) 0.90 (0.79 to 1.02)‡

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