Table 5

Mean HDL-cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol levels at baseline survey by social class, educational level and deprivation category
Women
N = 12,304
HDL-cholesterol LDL-cholesterol
Social class n * *
I 802 1.65 1.63 1.61 3.94 3.96 3.98
II 4352 1.60 1.60 1.58 3.99 3.99 4.01
III Non-manual 2464 1.56 1.56 1.56 3.99 4.00 3.99
III Manual 2574 1.52 1.53 1.55 4.03 4.02 4.01
IV 1640 1.53 1.55 1.56 4.02 4.00 3.99
V 472 1.51 1.54 1.57 4.11 4.08 4.06
p value for trend <0.001 <0.001 0.002 0.04 0.4 0.8
Educational level
Degree or equivalent 1357 1.65 1.64 1.61 3.92 3.93 3.95
A-level or equivalent 3234 1.60 1.60 1.59 3.95 3.95 3.96
O-level or equivalent 2011 1.58 1.57 1.57 3.98 3.99 3.99
No qualifications 5701 1.52 1.53 1.54 4.06 4.05 4.04
p value for trend <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 0.001
Deprivation category
1 (<−3.80) 2466 1.57 1.56 1.56 4.03 4.03 4.04
2 (−3.79 to −2.92) 2542 1.58 1.58 1.58 4.00 4.00 4.00
3 (−2.91 to −2.09) 2368 1.56 1.56 1.56 4.00 4.01 4.01
4 (−2.08 to −0.55) 2517 1.56 1.57 1.57 3.98 3.98 3.98
5 (> − 0.54) 2411 1.57 1.58 1.58 4.00 3.99 3.99
p value for trend 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.4 0.4

Based on Townsend deprivation scores.

*Adjusted for age.

Adjusted for age and body mass index.

Adjusted for age, body mass index and alcohol intake.

Shohaimi et al.

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

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