Table 6

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.

Shohaimi et al.

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

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