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Table 4 Mean HDL-cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol levels at baseline survey by social class, educational level and deprivation category

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

  Men
  N = 10,147
  HDL-cholesterol LDL-cholesterol
Social class n * *
I 782 1.26 1.25 1.24 3.93 3.94 3.93
II 3888 1.25 1.25 1.23 3.94 3.94 3.93
III Non-manual 1259 1.23 1.23 1.23 3.92 3.92 3.92
III Manual 2570 1.21 1.22 1.23 3.90 3.90 3.90
IV 1354 1.22 1.23 1.24 3.91 3.90 3.91
V 294 1.23 1.23 1.25 3.88 3.88 3.88
p value for trend   0.001 0.01 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.8
Educational level        
Degree or equivalent 1571 1.26 1.25 1.24 3.92 3.92 3.92
A-level or equivalent 4636 1.24 1.24 1.24 3.93 3.93 3.93
O-level or equivalent 882 1.23 1.23 1.23 3.94 3.94 3.93
No qualifications 3059 1.20 1.21 1.22 3.90 3.90 3.90
p value for trend   <0.001 <0.001 0.09 0.7 0.6 0.7
Deprivation category        
1 (<−3.80) 2068 1.24 1.23 1.23 3.92 3.93 3.93
2 (−3.79 to −2.92) 2139 1.23 1.23 1.24 3.92 3.92 3.92
3 (−2.91 to −2.09) 1971 1.23 1.23 1.23 3.95 3.95 3.95
4 (−2.08 to −0.55) 2042 1.23 1.23 1.24 3.90 3.89 3.89
5 (> − 0.54) 1927 1.24 1.24 1.23 3.91 3.91 3.92
p value for trend   0.8 1.0 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.5
  1. Based on Townsend deprivation scores.
  2. *Adjusted for age.
  3. Adjusted for age and body mass index.
  4. Adjusted for age, body mass index and alcohol intake.