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Table 3 Regression coefficients for mean triglyceride levels for models based on social class, level of education and deprivation level

From: Distribution of lipid parameters according to different socio-economic indicators- the EPIC-Norfolk prospective population study

MEN Age-adjusted Age- and BMI-adjusted
  Regression coefficient (95% CI) p value Regression coefficient (95% CI) p value
Social class (Manual vs non-manual) −0.020 (−0.57- 0.18) 0.30 −0.027 (−0.063- 0.009) 0.14
Education (No qualifications vs at least O-level) 0.039 (−0.002- 0.08) 0.06 0.017 (−0.02- 0.06) 0.39
Deprivation level (Highly deprived vs less deprived) 0.043 (−0.006- 0.092) 0.09 0.043 (−0.004- 0.09) 0.07
Women Age-adjusted Age- and BMI-adjusted
  Regression coefficient (95% CI) p value Regression coefficient (95% CI) p value
Social class (Manual vs non-manual) 0.055 (0.027- 0.083) < 0.001 0.014 (−0.014- 0.041) 0.33
Education (No qualifications vs at least O-level) 0.11 (0.079- 0.14) < 0.001 0.09 (0.063- 0.12) < 0.001
Deprivation level (Highly deprived vs less deprived) 0.034 (−0.002- 0.07) 0.06 0.031 (−0.004- 0.07) 0.08
  1. Regression coefficients are shown as the difference in mmol/L from the reference category, adjusted for the other factors in the model.
  2. Reference category.
  3. Predictor variables: Social class- non-manual = social classes I, II and III non-manual, manual = social classes III manual, IV and V.
  4. Education- at least O level, no qualifications.
  5. Deprivation level- based on Townsend deprivation scores: < 0 = less deprived, > 0 = highly deprived.