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Table 4 Mediation of the education-health behaviours relationships by the overall Stressors & Resources measure.

From: Stressors and resources mediate the association of socioeconomic position with health behaviours

Dependent variable Association between education and mediator (a) Association between mediator and health behaviour (b) Direct association (c') Indirect association (a*b) 95% CI for a*b Total association (c)
Exercise -0.05** -108.33** 6.53 5.29 3.75, 7.12 11.81**
Vegetable consumption -0.05** -0.89** 0.37** 0.04 0.03, 0.06 0.41**
Breakfast frequency -0.07** -2.06** 0.27** 0.14 0.11, 0.17 0.41**
Smoking -0.05** 5.41** -1.18** -0.26 -0.36, -0.19 -1.45**