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Erectile Dysfunction Severity as a Risk Marker for Cardiovascular Disease Hospitalisation and All-Cause Mortality: A Prospective Cohort Study

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Relative risk of grouped CVD admissions and all-cause mortality since baseline, according to severity of erectile dysfunction at baseline.

*RR adjusted for age only. #RR adjusted for age, tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, marital status, income, education, physical activity, BMI, diabetes, and current treatment for hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia. RRs are plotted on a log scale and are represented with squares with areas inversely proportional to the variance of the logarithm of the RR, providing an indication of the amount of statistical information available; 95% CIs are indicated by horizontal lines. ED, erectile dysfunction, PVD, peripheral vascular disease.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001372.g002