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Table 3 Associations of high socioeconomic position (compared to low) at four life stages with lymphocyte cell count (109/L) by sex, adjusted for agea in 9,981 Chinese adults (≥ 50 years) from the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study, phase 3, 2006-2008

From: Life-course origins of social inequalities in adult immune cell markers of inflammation in a developing southern Chinese population: the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study

  Women (n = 7,445) Men (n = 2,536)  
  Δ 95% CI AIC Δ 95% CI AIC
Critical period Modelb       
   Childhood -0.04 (-0.07, -0.01) -7874 0.03 (-0.03, 0.08) -2277
   Early Adult -0.08 (-0.11, -0.05) -7894 0.03 (-0.02, 0.09) -2277
   Late Adult -0.03 (-0.07, 0.01) -7871 0.04 (-0.01, 0.10) -2279
   Current -0.04 (-0.07, -0.01) -7874 0.01 (-0.05 0.07) -2277
Accumulation Modelc    -7885    -2274
   0 0    0   
   1 -0.02 (-0.07, 0.02)   0.02 (-0.07, 0.11)  
   2 -0.05 (-0.10, -0.01)   0.05 (-0.03, 0.13)  
   3 -0.10 (-0.14, -0.05)   0.04 (-0.05, 0.12)  
   4 -0.09 (-0.15, -0.03)   0.10 (-0.01, 0.21)  
Sensitive Periods Modeld    -7891    -2274
   Childhood -0.02 (-0.05, 0.01)   0.02 (-0.03, 0.08)  
   Early Adult -0.07 (-0.10, -0.04)   0.02 (-0.04, 0.08)  
   Late Adult 0.00 (-0.04, 0.04)   0.04 (-0.02, 0.10)  
   Current -0.01 (-0.05, 0.02)   0.00 (-0.06, 0.06)  
Fully Saturated Modele    -7882    -2262
  1. Abbreviations: CI Confidence Interval; AIC Akaike Information Criterion
  2. Bold numbers indicate P < 0.05 for coefficients or best fitting model for AICs
  3. aAge in five year age groups. bEstimates for SEP at each individual life stage adjusted for age but unadjusted for SEP at other life stages. cNumber of periods in high SEP adjusted for age. dMutually adjusted for SEP at other life stages and adjusted for age eIncludes SEP at all four life stages and all possible interactions between all four measures of SEP. Also adjusted for age