Table 4

Assesment of the confounding effect from each of the factors considered in the final model (unemployment in 1973 relative to mortality)

Women RR (95% CI)4-151 Men RR (95% CI)4-151
Full model1.98 (1.16 to 3.38)1.43 (0.91 to 2.25)
Factor excluded from the full model:4-150
 Marital status1.98 (1.16 to 3.37)1.57 (1.00 to 2.45)
 Smoking habits2.09 (1.23 to 3.56)1.52 (0.97 to 2.38)
 Alcohol consumption1.88 (1.17 to 3.00)1.49 (1.01 to 2.18)
 Tranquilisers2.05 (1.22 to 3.43)
 Sleeping pills1.53 (1.01 to 2.33)
 Extraversion2.00 (1.17 to 3.40)
 Instability1.51 (0.97 to 2.37)
 Long lasting illness2.03 (1.19 to 3.46)1.47 (0.94 to 2.29)
  • 4-150 New models with one confounding factor excluded, one at a time, from the full model.

  • 4-151 RR=rate ratio.