Table 2

Age adjusted morbidity prevalence and cardiovascular risk factors (means and percentages) after 11.1 years of follow up by civil service employment grade category—men

Employment grade category
N1 (high)23456 (low)p Value test for trend
*These percentages vary slightly for each measure.
Health measure
    self rated health (SF36)4757 8.9% 9.5% 9.0% 11.2% 16.6% 21.9%p<0.001
    longstanding illness3683 44.7% 45.8% 46.9% 45.2% 53.8% 54.1%p=0.007
    GHQ score4696 2.46 2.71 2.48 2.74 3.59 3.35p<0.001
    GHQ caseness4696 17.5% 20.2% 18.3% 19.8% 24.3% 21.2%p=0.03
    depression4697 0.79 0.84 0.80 0.93 1.36 1.44p<0.001
    cholesterol (mmol/l)4344 5.87 5.95 5.90 5.91 5.79 5.79p=0.04
    systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)4383122.1124.0123.2123.3124.8124.8p=0.02
    diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)4383 77.7 78.4 78.6 78.7 78.9 79.5p=0.008
    body mass index (kg/m2)3771 25.8 26.0 26.2 25.9 26.1 26.6p=0.06
Health related behaviours
    alcohol4731 33.4% 27.9% 27.4% 26.4% 24.8% 17.0%p<0.001
    smoking4835 3.8% 6.0% 7.2% 11.2% 12.9% 24.4%p<0.001
% of participants in each grade* 15.9% 25.4% 18.6% 21.9% 11.8% 6.4%