Table 4

Perceived stress and its association with SES adjusted for negative life events and coping among Girls
Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
β Std. β SE β Std. β SE β Std. β SE β Std. β SE
Household income (in 1000 Dkr) -0.001** -0.095 0.000 -0.001** -0.081 0.000 -0.001* -0.059 0.000 0.000 -0.050 0.000
% of total income effect mediated - 14.7% 37.7% 49.2%
(Sobels test = 2.99, p < 0.01) (Sobels test = 15.46, p < 0.01) (Sobels test = 11.97, p < 0.01)
Parental education
Primary school (< 10 years) reference reference reference reference
High School/vocational training (10–12 years) -0.734** -0.142 0.213 -0.646** -0.125 0.212 -0.688*** -0.134 0.189 -0.618** -0.120 0.189
Higher education (kvu/mvu) (13–15 years) -0.856*** -0.150 0.230 -0.743** -0.130 0.229 -0.612** -0.107 0.205 -0.524* -0.092 0.204
University (> 15 years) -1.265*** -0.117 0.334 -1.115** -0.103 0.333 -0.815** -0.075 0.298 -0.697* -0.064 0.297
% of total educational effect mediated - 13.3% 45.9% 56.3%
(Sobels test = 3.08, p < 0.01) (Sobels test = 24.18, p < 0.01) (Sobels test = 17.98, p < 0.01)

* .05 > p > .01; ** .01 > p > .001; *** p ≤ .001.

Ordinary Least Squares regression. (n = 1456).

For each SES measure (i.e. household income and parental education) the following four models where carried out adjusted for confounders (no. siblings, parents cohabitation status & ethnicity):

Model 1: Individual SES measure and perceived stress.

Model 2: Individual SES measure + life events.

Model 3: Individual SES measure + active and avoidance coping.

Model 4: Individual SES measure + life events, active and avoidance coping.

Glasscock et al.

Glasscock et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:532   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-532

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