Table 7 |
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Regression coefficients for mean LDL-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^{‡}) | −0.03 (−0.07-0.01) | 0.1 | −0.031 (−0.071- 0.008) | 0.1 | −0.027 (−0.067- 0.01) | 0.2 |
Education (No qualifications vs at least O-level^{‡}) | −0.017 (−0.06- 0.03) | 0.5 | −0.02 (−0.063- 0.02) | 0.4 | −0.016 (−0.06- 0.03) | 0.5 |
Deprivation level (Highly deprived vs less deprived^{‡}) | 0.025 (−0.027- 0.08) | 0.4 | 0.026 (−0.026- 0.08) | 0.3 | 0.024 (−0.029- 0.08) | 0.4 |
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^{‡}) | 0.025 (−0.014- 0.06) | 0.2 | 0.002 (−0.037- 0.04) | 0.9 | −0.014 (−0.053- 0.03) | 0.5 |
Education (No qualifications vs at least O-level^{‡}) | 0.099 (0.06- 0.14) | <0.001 | 0.09 (0.051- 0.13) | <0.001 | 0.077 (0.038- 0.12) | <0.001 |
Deprivation level (Highly deprived vs less deprived^{‡}) | −0.005 (−0.055- 0.04) | 0.8 | −0.007 (−0.057- 0.04) | 0.8 | −0.006 (−0.056- 0.04) | 0.8 |
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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