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Table 6 Occupational class and selected individual and occupational factors (1), adjusted for age and Health Screening Center

From: Socioeconomic disparities in gait speed and associated characteristics in early old age

  Occupational class  
MEN Manager/executive Intermediate grade/tradesmen Clerks, sales/service workers Blue collar/Crafstmen  
Outcomes ref OR 95 % CI OR 95 % CI OR 95 % CI P
Overweighta 1 1.03 0.60 1.75 0.79 0.35 1.78 1.24 0.68 2.26 0.743
Obeseb 1 1.10 0.51 2.37 0.53 0.14 2.05 1.71 0.77 3.79
Cardiovascular disorders 1 1.06 0.60 1.86 0.68 0.26 1.79 1.62 0.91 2.90 0.239
Musculoskeletal disorders 1 0.61 0.31 1.23 0.30 0.07 1.35 1.09 0.56 2.11 0.193
Ever carried heavy loads 1 3.13 1.68 5.82 2.97 1.22 7.25 15.1 7.83 29.2 <0.0001
WOMEN Manager/executive Intermediate grade/tradesmen Clerks Sales/service workers/Blue collar/Craftsmen  
Outcomes ref OR 95 % CI OR 95 % CI OR 95 % CI P
Sports < =2 h/weekc 1 1.64 0.72 3.76 1.19 0.52 2.73 0.79 0.35 1.78 0.461
Sports >2 h/weekc 1 1.61 0.69 3.78 0.94 0.39 2.27 0.84 0.36 1.94
Overweighta 1 0.77 0.37 1.59 1.12 0.53 2.35 1.04 0.49 2.21 0.002
Obeseb 1 1.88 0.36 9.71 3.28 0.65 16.6 10.0 2.15 46.8
Ever had a repetitive work 1 3.31 0.38 28.6 4.83 0.57 41.0 35.6 4.60 274 <0.0001
  1. (1) Individual and occupational factors associated with usual gait speed, different for men and women.
  2. afrom 25 to less than 30 Kg/m2, compared to normal weight; bat least 30 Kg/m2, compared to normal weight. ccompared to “never”.