Table 4

Fully adjusted* associations of current unemployment with inflammatory markers in whole sample, stratified by age group

Age bandCoefficient/ORCIp ValueN (unemployed)N (total)
 Log CRP0.10−0.06 to 0.260.211884621
 Log fibrinogen0.01−0.02 to 0.050.391774411
 CRP, dichotomised1.290.86 to 1.950.221884621
 Log CRP0.07−0.07 to 0.210.341719309
 Log fibrinogen0.00−0.03 to 0.030.991658747
 CRP, dichotomised1.350.91 to 2.000.141719309
Log CRP0.280.13 to 0.42<0.0011469095
Log fibrinogen0.070.04 to 0.10<0.0011207566
CRP, dichotomised1.571.08 to 2.270.021469095
  • The bold text signifies associations in the stratified analyses which are significant at p<0.05.

  • *Adjusted for age in years, gender, country, survey year, occupational social class, housing tenure, presence of a long-term illness, smoking, alcohol consumption, categorised BMI and dichotomised GHQ-12.

  • BMI, body mass index; CRP, C reactive protein; GHQ-12, General Health Questionnaire.