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Table 2 Unadjusted and adjusted relative risk ratios for the association between past year typical drink quantitya and depressive symptoms by education and employment among middle-aged community dwelling Norwegians

From: The association between alcohol use and depressive symptoms across socioeconomic status among 40- and 45-year-old Norwegian adults

Depressed group 3–4 drinks typical 5+ drinks typical
Unadjusted Adjusted Unadjusted Adjusted
  RRR (95 % CI) RRR (95 % CI) RRR (95 % CI) RRR (95 % CI)
Education     
 Lowest tertile 1.00 (0.78,1.28) 1.10 (0.83,1.46) 1.50 (1.14,1.98)* 1.60 (1.13,2.34)*
 Middle tertile 1.29 (1.02,1.63)* 1.18 (0.91,1.53) 2.09 (1.56,2.79)** 1.68 (1.18,2.39)*
 Highest tertile 1.07 (0.80,1.44) 1.03 (0.75,1.42) 2.23 (1.45,3.45)*** 1.58 (0.94,2.67)
Employment     
 None 1.42 (1.03,1.97)* 1.21 (0.82,1.79) 2.75 (1.88,4.02)*** 2.00 (1.22,3.26)**
 Part-time 1.26 (0.90,1.77) 1.09 (0.75,1.60) 4.52 (2.80,7.30)*** 2.06 (1.12,3.79)*
 Full-time 1.15 (0.95,1.40) 1.11 (0.90,1.37) 1.53 (1.19,1.97)** 1.35 (1.01,1.80)*
  1. Note: Adjusted models included age, gender, cohabitation status, area of residence, self-reported health status and smoking
  2. aReference group = 1–2 drinks typical *p ≤ 0.05 **p ≤ 0.01 ***p < 0.001