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Table 3 Scale intervals and quartile intervals of personality traits, association with personality trait, highest and lowest quartile, and total death with hazard ratio (HR) and confidence interval (CI) after 40 years of follow-up for women participating in the psychiatric examination of the 1968–69 Population Study of Women in Gothenburg

From: Personality in women and associations with mortality: a 40-year follow-up in the Population Study of Women in Gothenburg

Psychological Profile Scale interval Quartile 1 Quartile 4 HR (CI) Total death HR (CI) Total death quartile 1 vs 2 + 3 HR (CI) Total death quartile 4 vs 2 + 3
Cesarec-Marke Personality Schedule
ACH-achievement 0-14 0-4 9-14 1.07 (0.98-1.17) 0.86 (0.67-1.09) 1.10 (0.85-1.42)
AFF- affiliation 0-15 0-7 11-15 1.05 (0.96-1.15) 0.96 (0.75-1.24) 1.08 (0.84-1.38)
AGG-aggression 0-14 0-2 5-14 1.03 (0.94-1.13) 1.06 (0.82-1.37) 1.11 (0.87-1.42)
DST-defence of status 0-15 0-5 10-15 1.04 (0.95-1.14) 0.85 (0.66-1.09) 0.98 (0.76-1.27)
GUI-guilt feelings 0-15 0-5 10-15 1.08 (0.99-1.18) 0.97 (076–1.26) 1.27 (0.99-1.62)
DOM-dominance 0-15 0-4 9-15 0.94 (0.86-1.02) 1.08 (0.84-1.38) 0.94 (0.73-1.21)
EXH-exhibition 0-14 0-2 7-14 0.98 (0.90-1.08) 1.02 (0.80-1.30) 0.95 (0.73-1.24)
AUT-autonomy 0-18 1-5 9-18 0.97 (0.89-1.06) 0.98 (0.77-1.25) 0.96 (0.74-1.25)
NUR-nurturance 0-15 2-10 14-15 1.03 (0.94-1.13) 0.84 (0.65-1.09) 0.97 (0.76-1.25)
ORD-order 0-15 2-10 14-15 0.99 (0.90-1.09) 1.07 (0.83-1.36) 1.09 (0.85-1.41)
SUC-succorance 0-14 0-6 11-14 0.96 (0.88-1.06) 1.37 (1.08-1.74) 1.10 (0.84-1.43)
Neurotic self-assertiveness 0-252 31-97 152-252 1.07 (0.98-1.17) 0.89 (0.68-1.15) 1.06 (0.83-1.35)
Dominance −118-156 −118- -25 52-156 0.93 (0.85-1.02) 1.14 (0.89-1.46) 0.95 (0.74-1.23)
Aggressive non-conformance −65-123 −65 - -26 8-123 1.00 (0.90-1.09) 1.32 (1.03-1.69) 1.37 (1.06-1.77)
Passive dependency 17-181 17-93 137-181 1.00 (0.91-1.10) 1.03 (0.80-1.33) 1.02 (0.79-1.30)
Sociability −2-120 −2-63 >88 1.05 (0.96-1.15) 0.92 (0.70-1.20) 1.10 (0.86-1.40)
Eysenck Personality Inventory
Extraversion 0-20 2-8 >13 1.06 (0.96-1.16) 0.84 (0.64-1.10) 1.00 (0.79-1.27)
Neuroticism 0-23 0-4 11-23 1.08 (0.98-1.19) 0.83 (0.64-1.09) 1.08 (0.85-1.38)
Lie scale 0-8 0-2 >4 1.01 (0.95-1.08) 1.09 (0.74-1.59) 1.04 (0.78-1.40)