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Table 3 Parameter estimates and P-values for the model fits of each of the theoretical lifecourse socioeconomic models tested against a saturated model

From: Socioeconomic position across the lifecourse & allostatic load: data from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 cohort study

  1970s cohort 1950s cohort 1930s cohort
SEP model P for model fit   b CI (95%) P for model fit   b  CI (95%) P for model fit   b CI (95%)
1a) Accumulation          
  - Strict 0.90   −0.50 −0.68, −0.32** 0.54   −0.31 −0.49, −0.12** 0.99   −0.01 −0.17, 0.16
  - Relaxed 0.93    0.40    0.99   
SEP 1     −0.51 −0.90, −0.13**     −0.15 −0.45, 0.15     −0.10 −0.50, 0.30
SEP 2     −0.84 −1.63, −0.05*     −0.52 −0.97, −0.06*     −0.10 −0.77, 0.57
SEP 3     −0.33 −0.83, 0.17     −0.24 −0.62, 0.13     0.16 −0.58, 0.91
1b) Critical period          
  - Childhood 0.30   −0.59 −0.94, −0.24** 0.02   −0.33 −0.64, −0.01* 0.99   −0.09 −0.54, 0.36
  - Early adulthood <0.01   −1.04 −1.85, −0.23* 0.12   −0.65 −1.09, −0.22** 0.99   −0.54 −1.62, 0.53
  - Adulthood 0.02   −0.57 −1.03, −1.11* 0.13   −0.47 −0.85, −0.10* 0.99   0.10 −0.39, 0.59
1c) Social mobility          
  - Early 0.01    0.07    0.97   
Upward     0.44 0.09, 0.80*     −0.09 −0.35, 0.18     −0.03 −0.48, 0.41
Downward     1.09  −0.95, 3.13     0.67 −0.55, 1.89     −0.14 −0.73, 0.45
  - Adult <0.01    0.08    0.97   
Upward     0.68 −0.47, 1.83     0.57 0.05, 1.09*     0.26 −0.67, 1.19
Downward     0.36 −0.19, 0.91     0.30 −0.05, 0.66     0.13 −0.48, 0.74
No effect <0.01    0.02    1.00   
  1. Where, SEP1 = childhood SEP; SEP2 = SEP during the transition from childhood to adulthood; SEP3 = adulthood SEP.
  2. Bold = best model fit.
  3. *P ≤ 0.05.
  4. **P ≤ 0.01.