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Income as mediator of the effect of occupation on the risk of myocardial infarction: does the income measurement matter?
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    Response to Wenbin Lian
    • Ingelise Andersen, research fellow
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      • Michael Gamborg, Merete Osler, Eva Prescott, Finn Diderichsen

    Dear Editor,

    Thank you for your interest in our article.[1] In our opinion, your comment, that gross household income (GHI) changed 24% of the increased risk among unskilled workers is not a real change, does not take into account that the two analyses are dependent. (Table 3, the two first columns). If the Hazard Ratio was 1.24 (the lower limit of th...

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    Re: Income and the risk of MI

    Dear Editor,

    This study showed a nice way to estimate income level.[1] However in the paper it stated that there was a 24% changed of the increased risk among unskilled workers after “adjusting for GHI”—(1.55-1.42)/(1.55-1)=0.236, if estimating in the same way, the difference between the lower cut off point of the “CI”—1.24 and the point estimated hazard ratio—1.55 is (1.55-1.24)/0.55=56% of “the increased risk”,(...

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