Table 4

Logistic regression analysis of the association between social class of the father at the birth of the participant and multimorbidity, models adjusted by gender, adjusted by educational attainment and gender and adjusted by educational attainment, gender, cognition at age 7 and school type

Social class of the father at birth of the participantNumberAdjusted for gender*Adjusted by educational attainment and gender†Adjusted by educational attainment, gender, cognition at age 7 and school type†
 OR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CI
I/II (Professional/Managerial)6550.620.39 to 1.000.740.45 to 1.210.730.44 to 1.20
III (Skilled non-manual)8020.950.66 to 1.381.030.71 to 1.501.030.71 to 1.50
III (Skilled manual)29291 (reference group)
IV (Partly skilled)9001.180.85 to 1.641.080.77 to 1.501.070.77 to 1.49
V (Unskilled)9851.431.06 to 1.941.260.93 to 1.711.240.91 to 1.70
Unemployed/unknown/
disabled/dead
2901.851.19 to 2.881.791.15 to 2.791.741.11 to 2.72
  • Complete case analysis (n=6561).

  • *Model statistically significant, p=−0.002.

  • †Models statistically significant, p<0.001.