Table 7

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.

Shohaimi et al.

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

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