Table 3

Baseline mean and mean change in SF-36 scores with 95% Bayesian credible intervals by occupational class after adjusting for predictors, women

Model 1Model 2Model 3Model 4Model 5Model 6
AgeModel 1 + physical working conditionsModel 1 + psychosocial working conditionsModel 1 + material conditionsModel 1 + health behavioursModel 1 + employment status
Baseline mean
Professionals50.5 §(50.0 to 50.9)49.1 §(48.6 to 49.5)50.6 §(50.2 to 51.0)49.0 §(48.2 to 49.7)49.5 §(48.7 to 50.4)
Semi-professionals49.3* §(48.9 to 49.8)49.0 §(48.6 to 49.5)49.4* §(48.9 to 49.9)48.0* §(47.2 to 48.7)48.6* §(47.7 to 49.5)
Routine non-manual47.9* §(47.5 to 48.2)48.0* (47.7 to 48.4)47.9* (47.6 to 48.3)46.7* (46.1 to 47.4)47.5* (46.6 to 48.3)
Manual workers47.1* (46.5 to 47.7)47.4* (46.8 to 48.0)47.5* (46.9 to 48.1)46.1* (45.3 to 47.0)46.9* (45.9 to 47.9)
SD1.50(1.23 to 1.79)0.84(0.54 to 1.17)1.42(1.12 to 1.71)1.28(0.98 to 1.59)1.20(0.92 to 1.48)
Mean change
Professionals−1.4§(−1.8 to −1.0)−1.3§(−1.7 to −0.8)−1.5§(−2.0 to −1.1)−2.0§(−2.8 to −1.2)−2.2(−3.1 to −1.2)−3.2(−3.8 to −2.6)
Semi-professionals−1.3§(−1.8 to −0.8)−1.3§(−1.8 to −0.8)−1.3§(−1.8 to −0.8)−1.9§(−2.7 to −1.1)−2.1§(−3.0 to −1.1)−3.0(−3.6 to −2.3)
Routine non-manual−1.8(−2.1 to −1.4)−1.8(−2.2 to −1.4)−1.7(−2.1 to −1.3)−2.3(−3.0 to −1.7)−2.4(−3.4 to −1.5)−3.3(−3.6 to −2.8)
Manual workers−2.5* (−3.1 to −1.8)−2.5* (−3.2 to −1.8)−2.4* (−3.0 to −1.7)−2.9* (−3.9 to −2.0)−2.9(−4.0 to −1.9)−3.7(−4.5 to −3.0)
SD0.57(0.26 to 0.90)0.63(0.54 to 1.17)0.52(0.19 to 0.85)0.50(0.17 to 0.85)0.44(0.15 to 0.76)0.39(0.12 to 0.70)
  • * Different from professionals with posterior probability over 95%.

  • Different from semi-professionals with posterior probability over 95%.

  • Different from routine non-manual workers with posterior probability over 95%.

  • § Different from manual workers with posterior probability over 95%.