Table 2

Results from the multivariate logistic model that was developed for the evaluation of the effect of fruits and vegetables consumption on coronary risk

OR

95% C.I. for OR

P-Value


Variable

Lower

Upper

Age (years)

1.015

1.006

1.025

0.001

Female gender

0.402

0.320

0.505

< 0.001

Vegetable consumption

<1 serving / day

1.00

-

-

-

1 – 1.49 servings / day

0.562

0.387

0.901

0.012

1.5 – 1.99 servings / day

0.367

0.189

0.712

0.003

2 – 2.49 servings / day

0.297

0.150

0.588

< 0.001

2.5+ servings / day

0.281

0.110

0.541

< 0.001

Fruit consumption (per item)

0.904

0.845

0.967

0.004


The odds ratios were estimated after taking into account the effect of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes mellitus, family history of premature coronary heart disease, physical activity status, smoking habits, body mass index, alcohol consumption, and education status of the participants.

Panagiotakos et al. Nutrition Journal 2003 2:2   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-2-2

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