Table 2

Regression coefficients for mean total cholesterol level for models based on social class, level of education and deprivation level
Men Age-adjusted Age- and BMI-adjusted
Regression coefficient (95% CI) p value Regression coefficient (95% CI) p value
Social class (Manual vs non-manual) −0.055 (−0.10 to −0.01) 0.01 −0.058 (−0.10 to 0.01) 0.01
Education (No qualifications vs at least O-level) −0.031 (−0.079 to 0.18) 0.2 −0.038 (−0.086 to 0.01) 0.1
Deprivation level (Highly deprived vs less deprived) 0.054 (−0.004 to 0.11) 0.07 0.054 (−0.003 to 0.11) 0.07
Women Age-adjusted Age- and BMI-adjusted
Regression coefficient (95% CI) p value Regression coefficient (95% CI) p value
Social class (Manual vs non-manual) −0.002 (−0.043 to −0.04) 0.9 −0.022 (−0.064 to 0.02) 0.3
Education (No qualifications vs at least O-level) 0.085 (0.044 to 0.13) < 0.001 0.077 (0.035 to 0.12) < 0.001
Deprivation level (Highly deprived vs less deprived) 0.023 (−0.03 to 0.08) 0.4 0.021 (−0.032 to 0.07) 0.4

Regression coefficients are shown as the difference in mmol/L from the reference category, adjusted for the other factors in the model.

Reference category.

Predictor variables: Social class- non-manual = social classes I, II and III non-manual, manual = social classes III manual, IV and V.

Education- at least O level, no qualifications.

Deprivation level- based on Townsend deprivation scores: < 0 = less deprived, > 0 = highly deprived.

Shohaimi et al.

Shohaimi et al. BMC Public Health 2014 14:782   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-782

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