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Table 7 Reduction in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and age specific relative risk estimates of a first myocardial infarct (MI) or stroke according to age and salt intake reduction

From: Quantifying the health benefits of chronic disease prevention: a fresh approach using cardiovascular disease as an example

Age 1.5 g/day 3.0 g/day 4.5 g/day 6 g/day
SBP reduction in mmHg Relative risk of a first MI Relative risk of a first stroke SBP reduction in mmHg Relative risk of a first MI Relative risk of a first stroke SBP reduction in mmHg Relative risk of a first MI Relative risk of a first stroke SBP reduction in mmHg Relative risk of a first MI Relative risk of a first stroke
45 1.7 0.87 0.83 3.3 0.76 0.68 4.9 0.66 0.56 6.6 0.58 0.47
55 2.3 0.85 0.76 4.6 0.72 0.58 6.9 0.61 0.44 9.2 0.52 0.34
65 2.6 0.85 0.77 5.2 0.72 0.60 7.7 0.61 0.46 10.3 0.52 0.35
75 2.7 0.87 0.80 5.4 0.75 0.65 8.1 0.65 0.52 10.8 0.57 0.42
85 2.7 0.90 0.87 5.5 0.81 0.76 8.2 0.72 0.66 11.0 0.65 0.57