Table 1

Individual and area associates of diastolic blood pressure in 15 709 women from 17 administrative areas in the city of Malmö, Sweden. Analyses performed by multilevel linear regression and by ecological regression analysis

  • 1-150 Women are at the first level and residential areas at the second level. Explained variance having the empty model as reference.

  • 1-151 All variables are age standardised using the same method.

  • 1-152 In the multilevel analysis the variable is at the individual level. In the ecological analysis it represents percentage of people with the characteristic (1-153).

  • 1-153 This variable is identical in both the multilevel and the ecological analysis.