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Table 3—

Hazard ratios of diabetes according to prevalent hypercholesterolemia and egg consumption

Men
Women
Normal cholesterolHigh or treated cholesterolNormal cholesterolHigh or treated cholesterol
Egg consumption per week     
    0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 
    <1 1.09 (0.84–1.42) 1.11 (0.70–1.74) 1.11 (0.91–1.37) 1.02 (0.83–1.25) 
    1 1.03 (0.80–1.31) 1.28 (0.84–1.94) 1.00 (0.80–1.24) 0.98 (0.79–1.22) 
    2–4 1.16 (0.92–1.48) 1.19 (0.79–1.81) 1.26 (1.02–1.55) 1.14 (0.92–1.42) 
    5–6 1.34 (1.01–1.79) 1.78 (1.11–2.87) 0.88 (0.57–1.36) 1.68 (1.13–2.51) 
    ≥7 1.47 (1.11–1.94) 1.96 (1.23–3.12) 1.84 (1.24–2.75) 1.72 (0.98–3.02) 
P for trend <0.0001 0.0001 0.0045 0.0028 
Men
Women
Normal cholesterolHigh or treated cholesterolNormal cholesterolHigh or treated cholesterol
Egg consumption per week     
    0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 
    <1 1.09 (0.84–1.42) 1.11 (0.70–1.74) 1.11 (0.91–1.37) 1.02 (0.83–1.25) 
    1 1.03 (0.80–1.31) 1.28 (0.84–1.94) 1.00 (0.80–1.24) 0.98 (0.79–1.22) 
    2–4 1.16 (0.92–1.48) 1.19 (0.79–1.81) 1.26 (1.02–1.55) 1.14 (0.92–1.42) 
    5–6 1.34 (1.01–1.79) 1.78 (1.11–2.87) 0.88 (0.57–1.36) 1.68 (1.13–2.51) 
    ≥7 1.47 (1.11–1.94) 1.96 (1.23–3.12) 1.84 (1.24–2.75) 1.72 (0.98–3.02) 
P for trend <0.0001 0.0001 0.0045 0.0028 

*Adjusted for age (continuous), BMI (<25, 25–29.9, and ≥30 kg/m2), smoking (never, former, and current smokers), alcohol consumption (none, 1–3 drinks/month, 1–6 drinks/week, and ≥1 drink/day), vigorous exercise (0, <1, 1–3, and ≥4 times per week), and history of hypertension. †Adjusted for age (continuous), BMI (<25, 25–29.9, and ≥30 kg/m2), smoking (never, former, and current smokers), alcohol consumption (none, 1–3 drinks/month, 1–6 drinks/week, and ≥1 drink/day), exercise (quintiles of kilocalories per week), red meat intake (<0.5, 0.5–0.9, and ≥1 serving/day), quintiles of energy intake, fruits and vegetables, saturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, family history of diabetes, and history of hypertension.

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