Table 2 Hazard ratios for ischaemic heart disease death per unit increase in standardised birth weight in men and women according to social trajectories between social class at birth and social class in 1960
Social mobilityMenWomen
n (%)Hazard ratios 95% CIn (%)Hazard ratios 95% CI
Stable high727 (19.51)0.88 (0.72 to 1.08)859 (24.76)0.79 (0.59 to 1.07)
Stable low1451 (38.93)0.91 (0.81 to 1.04)894 (25.77)0.95 (0.74 to 1.22)
Upward mobile1048 (28.12)0.84 (0.73 to 0.97)1431 (41.25)0.90 (0.74 to 1.10)
Downward mobile501 (13.44)1.02 (0.83 to 1.25)285 (8.22)0.76 (0.47 to 1.23)
Total3727 (100)3469 (100)