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Table 3 Perceived dangerousness of a SARS-CoV-2 infection by SEP indicators among adults in two early German hotspots

From: Socioeconomic inequalities in the prevalence and perceived dangerousness of SARS-CoV-2 infections in two early German hotspots: findings from a seroepidemiological study

  Total p-value Kupferzell p-value Bad Feilnbach p-value
M (95% CI) b (95% CI) M (95% CI) b (95% CI) M (95% CI) b (95% CI)
Education
 Low 4.38 (4.20 to  4.56) 0.37 (0.16 to  0.57) 0.001 4.35 (4.10 to  4.61) 0.39 (0.08 to  0.70) 0.013 4.42 (4.16 to  4.68) 0.34 (0.06 to  0.62) 0.017
 Middle 3.82 (3.74 to  3.89) 0.06 (− 0.05 to  0.16) 0.291 3.76 (3.65 to  3.86) 0.10 (− 0.06 to  0.25) 0.230 3.87 (3.78 to  3.97) 0.01 (− 0.13 to  0.14) 0.930
 High 3.75 (3.67 to  3.84) Ref   3.64 (3.52 to  3.77) Ref   3.86 (3.75 to  3.97) Ref  
Occupational status
 Quintile 1 (low) 3.71 (3.57 to  3.84) 0.13 (− 0.06 to  0.32) 0.176 3.72 (3.52 to  3.92) 0.17 (− 0.10 to  0.45) 0.223 3.69 (3.50 to  3.88) 0.08 (− 0.19 to  0.34) 0.569
 Quintiles 2–4 3.55 (3.47 to  3.63) 0.04 (− 0.10 to  0.18) 0.594 3.52 (3.41 to  3.63) 0.06 (− 0.15 to  0.27) 0.563 3.59 (3.48 to  3.69) 0.01 (− 0.19 to  0.21) 0.956
 Quintile 5 (high) 3.55 (3.43 to  3.68) Ref   3.43 (3.23 to  3.62) Ref   3.67 (3.51 to  3.84) Ref  
 Missing# 4.35 (4.25 to  4.44) 0.31 (0.13 to  0.49) 0.001 4.28 (4.14 to  4.42) 0.34 (0.06 to  0.63) 0.019 4.40 (4.28 to  4.52) 0.28 (0.05 to  0.51) 0.018
Income
 Quintile 1 (low) 3.93 (3.78 to 4.07) 0.19 (0.01 to  0.37) 0.038 3.91 (3.69 to  4.14) 0.37 (0.09 to  0.65) 0.009 3.94 (3.75 to  4.13) 0.02 (− 0.21 to  0.25) 0.877
 Quintiles 2–4 3.88 (3.81 to  3.95) 0.19 (0.06 to  0.32) 0.004 3.87 (3.77 to  3.97) 0.29 (0.10 to  0.48) 0.003 3.90 (3.80 to  4.00) 0.09 (− 0.08 to  0.26) 0.313
 Quintile 5 (high) 3.56 (3.44 to  3.68) Ref   3.36 (3.19 to  3.53) Ref   3.76 (3.60 to  3.92) Ref  
 Missing 4.06 (3.91 to  4.22) 0.21 (0.03 to  0.39) 0.025 3.91 (3.66 to  4.16) 0.22 (− 0.06 to  0.50) 0.127 4.18 (3.99 to  4.37) 0.18 (− 0.06 to  0.41) 0.138
Subjective social status
 Low (1–4) 4.15 (4.02 to  4.28) 0.42 (0.27 to  0.57) 0.000 4.13 (3.94 to  4.32) 0.48 (0.27 to  0.70) 0.000 4.17 (3.99 to  4.35) 0.35 (0.14 to  0.57) 0.001
 Middle (5–6) 3.89 (3.81 to  3.97) 0.18 (0.07 to  0.29) 0.001 3.84 (3.73 to  3.95) 0.24 (0.08 to  0.41) 0.003 3.95 (3.84 to  4.05) 0.12 (− 0.03 to  0.27) 0.105
 High (7–10) 3.61 (3.52 to  3.70) Ref   3.46 (3.33 to  3.59) Ref   3.74 (3.62 to  3.85) Ref  
  1. M mean, CI confidence interval, Ref. reference group, b coefficients from separate linear regressions on each socioeconomic variable with adjustments for age, sex, (education), migrant status, household size (and municipality); #, non-working population or missing data