Table 6 |
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Regression coefficients for mean HDL-cholesterol for models based on social class, level of education and deprivation level | ||||||
Men | Age-adjusted | Age- and BMI-adjusted | Age-, BMI-, and alcohol-adjusted | |||
Regression coefficient (95% CI) | p value | Regression coefficient (95% CI) | p value | Regression coefficient (95% CI) | p value | |
Social class (Manual vs non-manual^{‡}) | −0.017 (−0.03- -0.003) | 0.02 | −0.015 (−0.028- 0.001) | 0.03 | 0.002 (−0.01- 0.02) | 0.8 |
Education (No qualifications vs at least O-level^{‡}) | −0.036 (−0.05- -0.02) | <0.001 | −0.029 (−0.04- -0.01) | <0.001 | −0.016 (−0.03- -0.002) | 0.03 |
Deprivation level (Highly deprived vs less deprived^{‡}) | −0.008 (−0.01- 0.03) | 0.4 | −0.008(−0.009- 0.03) | 0.4 | −0.001 (−0.02- 0.02) | 0.9 |
Women | Age-adjusted | Age- and BMI-adjusted | Age-, BMI- and alcohol-adjusted | |||
Regression coefficient (95% CI) | p value | Regression coefficient (95% CI) | p value | Regression coefficient (95% CI) | p value | |
Social class (Manual vs non-manual^{‡}) | −0.053 (−0.07- -0.04) | <0.001 | −0.033 (−0.049- -0.02) | <0.001 | −0.012 (−0.028- 0.004) | 0.1 |
Education (No qualifications vs at least O-level^{‡}) | −0.068 (−0.08- -0.05) | <0.001 | −0.059 (−0.08- -0.04) | <0.001 | −0.042 (−0.058-0.03) | <0.001 |
Deprivation level (Highly deprived vs less deprived^{‡}) | 0.017 (−0.004- 0.04) | 0.1 | 0.018 (−0.002-0.04) | 0.08 | −0.017 (−0.003- 0.04) | 0.09 |
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.
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