Table 2

Age-Standardized Cause-Specific Mortality

OverallHDL-C (mg/dl)
≤3031–4041–5051–6061–7071–8081–90>90
Men281,97310,02566,12196,64562,88728,83810,9874,0372,433
 All-cause mortality8.1 (7.9–8.3)14.7 (13.4–16.2)9.3 (8.9–9.8)7.5 (7.2–7.8)7.2 (6.8–7.5)7.2 (6.7–7.7)8.0 (7.2–8.8)9.2 (7.9–10.7)12.1 (10.2–14.4)
 Cardiovascular mortality2.2 (2.2–2.3)4.0 (3.3–4.8)2.8 (2.5–3.0)2.2 (2.0–2.3)1.9 (1.8–2.1)1.9 (1.6–2.2)1.9 (1.5–2.4)1.8 (1.2–2.5)2.8 (1.9–4.0)
 Cancer mortality2.8 (2.7–2.9)4.9 (4.1–5.7)3.3 (3.0–3.5)2.7 (2.5–2.8)2.6 (2.4–2.8)2.5 (2.2–2.8)2.6 (2.2–3.0)3.3 (2.6–4.2)3.4 (2.5–4.6)
 Other mortality3.0 (2.9–3.1)5.9 (5.1–6.8)3.3 (3.0–3.6)2.7 (2.5–2.9)2.7 (2.5–2.9)2.8 (2.5–3.2)3.5 (3.0–4.1)4.1 (3.3–5.2)5.9 (4.5–7.5)
Women349,7892,51725,81174,39892,95873,20743,47221,91515,511
 All-cause mortality6.6 (6.4–6.7)19.1 (15.7–23.1)9.0 (8.4–9.6)7.5 (7.1–7.8)6.2 (5.9–6.5)5.6 (5.3–5.9)5.8 (5.4–6.2)5.8 (5.2–6.4)6.8 (6.1–7.5)
 Cardiovascular mortality1.9 (1.8–1.9)5.1 (3.3–7.5)2.7 (2.3–3.1)2.2 (2.0–2.4)1.8 (1.6–2.0)1.6 (1.4–1.8)1.6 (1.3–1.8)1.7 (1.4–2.0)1.6 (1.3–2.0)
 Cancer mortality2.3 (2.2–2.3)5.1 (3.6–7.0)3.0 (2.7–3.4)2.5 (2.3–2.7)2.2 (2.0–2.3)2.0 (1.8–2.2)2.2 (2.0–2.4)2.0 (1.7–2.3)2.2 (1.8–2.6)
 Other mortality2.4 (2.3–2.5)8.9 (6.6–11.8)3.3 (2.9–3.7)2.9 (2.6–3.1)2.2 (2.1–2.4)2.0 (1.9–2.2)2.1 (1.9–2.4)2.1 (1.8–2.5)3.0 (2.5–3.5)

Values are n or incidence rate (95% confidence interval).

HDL-C = high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

  • Age-standardized mortality rate per 1,000 person-years calculated using the 2006 Canadian population as the standard population.