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Table 3 Comparison of synthetic wage and measured equivalised household income coefficients from models predicting fair, bad or very bad health estimated from Scottish Health Survey, adjusting for other measures of socio-economic position

From: A method for estimating wage, using standardised occupational classifications, for use in medical research in the place of self-reported income

  N Wage (synthetic estimate) N Reported equivalised income   
   Odds ratio of poor health 95% CI   Odds ratio of poor health 95% CI
1. Wage (scaled in units of £100)-controlling for Age and Sex 7757 0.661*** 0.623,0.702 7075 0.829*** 0.810, 0.848
2. As 1 with additional control for social class 7749 0.790*** 0.726,0.861 6865 0.866*** 0.846, 0.888
3. As 2 with additional control for SIMD 7749 0.819*** 0.751,0.893 6865 0.894*** 0.872, 0.916
4. As 1 with additional control for SIMD 7757 0.735*** 0.691,0.783 7075 0.870*** 0.850, 0.891
5. As 2 with additional control for NSSEC8 and SIMD 7749 0.857** 0.779,0.943 6865 0.898*** 0.877, 0.920
  1. P-value *(p < .10) **(p < .05) *** (p < .01).
  2. SIMD – Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/SIMD.
  3. NSSEC8 – 8 fold UK National Statistics Socio-economic Classification: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/classifications/current-standard-classifications/soc2010/soc2010-volume-3-ns-sec--rebased-on-soc2010--user-manual/index.html.