Table 4

Odds ratio of prevalent coronary heart disease comparing women in the lowest quarter of average temperatures of month of birth with those in the highest three quarters of average temperatures of month of birth stratified by childhood socioeconomic position

Childhood socioeconomic class*Number with complete data on all variables included in final modelAge adjusted OR (95% CI)Fully adjusted† OR (95% CI)
*Based on father’s longest held occupation during participant’s childhood.
†Systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglyceride levels (logged), forced expiratory volume (litre/s), waist–hip ratio, body mass index, leg length and trunk length, latitude (all entered as continuous variables), diabetes–insulin resistance categories (entered as continuous variables), smoking status (never, ex, current, entered as indicator variables), month of birth (entered as indicator variables).
Non-manual social class6651.07 (0.63 to 1.76)1.01 (0.55 to 1.74)
Manual social class23151.25 (0.97 to 1.54)1.18 (0.89 to 1.51)
No occupational data for father (most probably long term unemployed)4581.52 (1.05 to 3.15)1.74 (1.06 to 3.17)