Table 2

Odds ratios (and 95% confidence intervals) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) risk for each of the four methods of measuring socioeconomic status (SES) with six different levels of adjustments

Odds ratio (95% CI)*Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)†Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)‡Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)¶Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)§Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)**
Education
Trade school/college/university1.001.001.001.001.001.00
9–12 years1.32 (1.24 to 1.41)1.34 (1.25 to 1.44)1.26 (1.17 to 1.36)1.19 (1.11 to 1.28)1.16 (1.06 to 1.26)1.15 (1.05 to 1.26)
⩽8 years1.56 (1.47 to 1.66)1.55 (1.45 to 1.66)1.50 (1.39 to 1.61)1.31 (1.23 to 1.40)1.31 (1.20 to 1.42)1.31 (1.20 to 1.44)
Income
Quintile 4, 51.001.001.001.001.001.00
Quintile 31.17 (1.09 to 1.26)1.19 (1.10 to 1.28)1.22 (1.12 to 1.32)1.16 (1.07 to 1.25)1.24 (1.13 to 1.36)1.21 (1.10 to 1.32)
Quintile 1, 21.28 (1.21 to 1.37)1.25 (1.17 to 1.34)1.33 (1.23 to 1.43)1.14 (1.06 to 1.22)1.18 (1.09 to 1.29)1.12 (1.03 to 1.23)
Possessions
⩽21.001.001.001.001.001.00
30.94 (0.87 to 1.02)1.00 (0.92 to 1.09)0.97 (0.88 to 1.06)0.99 (0.91 to 1.08)1.07 (0.96 to 1.19)1.07 (0.96 to 1.19)
40.94 (0.86 to 1.02)1.01 (0.93 to 1.10)0.93 (0.85 to 1.03)1.03 (0.95 to 1.13)1.06 (0.95 to 1.18)1.08 (0.97 to 1.21)
5 or more0.79 (0.73 to 0.85)0.86 (0.79 to 0.94)0.81 (0.74 to 0.89)0.97 (0.89 to 1.05)1.00 (0.90 to 1.12)1.05 (0.94 to 1.18)
Occupation
Professional1.001.001.001.001.001.00
All other1.37 (1.27 to 1.48)1.36 (1.26 to 1.47)1.39 (1.27 to 1.52)1.16 (1.07 to 1.26)1.17 (1.06 to 1.30)1.03 (0.92 to 1.15)
Skilled labour1.35 (1.24 to 1.48)1.38 (1.25 to 1.51)1.32 (1.19 to 1.47)1.13 (1.03 to 1.24)1.16 (1.03 to 1.31)1.02 (0.90 to 1.16)
General labour1.33 (1.23 to 1.44)1.31 (1.20 to 1.43)1.28 (1.16 to 1.41)1.08 (0.99 to 1.18)1.07 (0.96 to 1.19)0.89 (0.79 to 1.01)
  • *All models adjusted for age, sex, and region.

  • †Model adjusted for psychosocial factors.

  • ‡Model adjusted for apoB/apoA1 ratio, hypertension, diabetes.

  • ¶Model adjusted for smoking, exercise, daily consumption of vegetables and fruits, alcohol, abdominal obesity.

  • §Model adjusted for all 9 risk factors.

  • **Mutually adjusted model, all SES variables adjusted for one another and for all 9 risk factors.

  • Missing data for age (3), depression (1416), stress (558), stressful life events (31), financial stress (106), locus of control (1477), apoB/apoA1 ratio (5671), hypertension (49), diabetes (57) smoking (353), exercise (72), daily consumption of vegetables and fruits (392), alcohol (160), abdominal obesity (755).