Table 2

SEP trajectory frequencies, using father’s occupational SEP (childhood SEP), educational qualifications (early adulthood SEP) and own adult occupational SEP (adult SEP)

NSHDWhitehall II
MenWomenMenWomen
Childhood SEPEarly adulthood SEPAdult SEPComplete caseMultiple imputation*Complete caseMultiple imputation*Complete caseMultiple imputation*Complete caseMultiple imputation*
N%N%N%N%N%N%N%N%
00026323789.8292261956522454171382.220341381510.944
00117515476.617327287312928111652.4925367.22
01055598.244013.81873235.8319283.42
01115113323.612908172.772369555.2824358.82
100625181.14595153.76499191434.221240271005.729
10111110295.51120318449.51836714849.112526131.84
11024259211123.111656489.97839268.18
11129226591.32124021438.317561211296.41911613287.48
Total1133100281510011601002547100265010068951009001003413100
  • *Mean of 20 imputations. SEP=0 if the participant is in the less advantaged SEP category and SEP=1 if the participant is in the more advantaged SEP category.

  • NSHD, National Survey of Health and Development; SEP, socioeconomic position.