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Table 6 Sensitivity analysis using limited dataset following survey date only: comparison of model results for each socioeconomic measure

From: Drinking beer, wine or spirits – does it matter for inequalities in alcohol-related hospital admission? A record-linked longitudinal study in Wales

  Basic model Adjusted model
  HR (95% CI; p-value) HR (95% CI; p-value)
i1) Area deprivation (Model A/B)
 Less deprived 60% (ref) 1 1
 Most deprived 40% 1.56 (0.93–2.59; 0.089) 1.27 (0.76–2.13; 0.367)
i2) Area deprivation and health (Model C)
 Less deprived 60% (ref)   1
 Most deprived 40%   1.16 (0.69–1.96; 0.578)
i3) Area deprivation and mental health (Model D)
 Less deprived 60% (ref)   1
 Most deprived 40%   1.25 (0.72–2.17; 0.429)
ii) Social class (NSSEC)
 Professional and managerial (ref) 1 1
 Intermediate 1.7 (0.82–3.54; 0.155) 1.54 (0.74–3.21; 0.253)
 Routine and manual 1.65 (0.9–3.04; 0.107) 1.38 (0.75–2.56; 0.302)
 Never worked/long-term unempl. 6.08 (2.02–18.26; 0.001) 4.57 (1.50–13.94; 0.008)
iii) Employment
 Employed (ref) 1 1
 Not employed 4.82 (1.73–13.41; 0.006) 3.89 (1.74–8.7; 0.001)
iv) Housing Tenure
 Home owner (ref) 1 1
 Private rental 1.68 (0.68–4.17; 0.265) 1.55 (0.62–3.87; 0.346)
 Social rental 4.9 (2.86–8.39; <  0.001) 3.84 (2.14-6.86; < 0.001)
V) Highest qualification
 Degree (ref) 1 1
 Other 1.63 (0.69–3.87; 0.267) 1.17 (0.5–2.76; 0.719)
 None 2.56 (1.02–6.45; 0.045) 1.71 (0.67–4.39; 0.264)
  1. HR: hazard ratio; 95% CI: 95% confidence interval; N = 11,038; 60 events in less deprived, 71 in more deprived