Table 1

Number of participants and age-adjusted means and 95% Bayesian credible intervals (CIs) of SF-36 scores in baseline and follow-up by occupational class, women and men

NBaseline SF-3695% CIFollow-up SF-3695% CI
Women
 Professional157250.5(50.1 to 50.9)49.1(48.6 to 49.5)
 Semi-professional117249.4(48.9 to 49.9)48.1(47.6 to 48.7)
 Routine non-manual232647.9(47.6 to 48.2)46.1(45.7 to 46.5)
 Manual worker80847.1(46.5 to 47.7)44.7(44.0 to 45.3)
 All587848.7(48.5 to 48.9)47.0(46.7 to 47.2)
Men
 Professional59652.2(51.7 to 52.8)51.0(51.0 to 51.7)
 Semi-professional26850.5(49.6 to 51.3)49.5(49.5 to 50.5)
 Routine non-manual13649.8(48.6 to 51.0)47.3(47.3 to 48.7)
 Manual worker32948.9(48.1 to 49.6)47.2(47.2 to 48.1)
 All132950.3(49.9 to 50.8)48.8(48.3 to 49.3)