Table 3

Association between area-level income and MetS incidence according to individual-level income
<20,00 AUD 20,000-60,00 AUD >60,000 AUD
RR (95%CI) (n = 538) RR (95%CI) (n = 913) RR (95%CI) (n = 426)
Model 1
Median household weekly income (per 1 sd increase) 0.90 (0.75-1.08) 0.92 (0.82-1.03) 1.31 (1.07-1.62) a
Model 2
Median household weekly income (per 1 sd increase) 0.87 (0.72-1.05) 0.92 (0.81-1.05) 1.31 (1.05-1.62) a
Individual-level education
Bachelor degree (No)
Bachelor degree (Yes) 2.27 (1.08-4.80) a 0.96 (1.57-1.62) 1.18 (0.71-1.96)
Model 3
Median household weekly income (per 1 sd increase) 0.88 (0.73-1.05) 0.91 (0.80-1.04) 1.29 (1.04-1.60) a
Individual-level education
Bachelor degree (No)
Bachelor degree (Yes) 2.54 (1.19-5.43) a 0.94 (0.55-1.62) 0.94 (0.56-1.59)
Model 4
Median household weekly income (per 1 sd increase) 0.92 (0.78 – 1.10) 0.98 (0.95 -1.00) 1.30 (1.05-1.62) a
Individual-level education
Bachelor degree (No) Ref Ref Ref
Bachelor degree (Yes) 2.73 (1.23-6.06) a 1.05 (0.61-1.81) 0.96 (0.57-1.61)

ap < 0.05.

Model 1: Adjusted for age and gender.

Model 2: Adjusted for age and gender, and individual SEP.

Model 3: Adjusted for all variables in model 2 plus physical activity, smoking habit, and alcohol consumption.

Model 4: Adjusted for all variables in model 2 plus area-level income (for area-level education) or area-level education (for area-level income).

Ngo et al.

Ngo et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:681   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-681

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