Table 2

 Relationship between measures of socioeconomic position and disability (n = 723)

n (%) overall% In highest tertile of Disability ScoreOR (95% CI), p value for reported disability (adjusted for sex)
Periods of perceived financial hardship in adult life
    0509 (70.4)29.31
    1105 (14.5)41.91.70 (1.10 to 2.62), 0.017
    268 (9.4)41.21.67 (0.99 to 2.81), 0.053
    315 (2.1)53.32.64 (0.94 to 7.46), 0.066
    426 (3.6)46.22.04 (0.92 to 4.55), 0.078
Periods of material disadvantage in adult life
    094 (13.0)23.41
    1315 (43.6)27.31.23 (0.72 to 2.11), 0.451
    2147 (20.3)37.41.99 (1.11 to 3.57), 0.021
    379 (10.9)40.52.26 (1.17 to 4.36), 0.016
    488 (12.2)52.33.73 (1.97 to 7.08), <0.001
Occupational social class
    I and II46 (28.5)24.81
    IIINM160 (16.3)26.31.03 (0.61 to 1.73), 0.921
    IIIM118 (34.2)34.81.72 (1.13 to 2.60), 0.011
    IV247 (14.9)44.42.49 (1.52 to 4.10), <0.001
    V108 (6.1)56.83.85 (1.95 to 7.60), <0.001