Table 1

 Odds ratios, by sex, of reporting a clinically significant total GHQ-28 score at age 50 according to cross sectional measures of socioeconomic status

SES groupMenWomen
N (%)OR (95% CI)pN (%)OR (95% CI)p
At birth 0.460.04
128 (12)1.0026 (9)1.00
2134 (59)0.85 (0.29 to 2.50)179 (65)4.15 (0.94 to 18.2)
365 (29)1.38 (0.45 to 4.26)71 (28)5.39 (1.17 to 24.8)
At age 25 0.300.82
178 (34)1.00107 (38)1.00
2114 (50)1.72 (0.77 to 3.85)140 (51)1.18 (0.66 to 2.11)
335 (15)2.01 (0.72 to 5.65)29 (11)1.25 (0.49 to 3.16)
At age 50 0.0010.09
1110 (48)1.00141 (51)1.00
281 (36)3.06 (1.34 to 7.02)79 (29)1.98 (1.06 to 3.70)
336 (16)5.00 (1.93 to 12.9)56 (20)1.61 (0.79 to 3.29)