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Table 3 Sensitivity analysis for alternative SEC exposures, outcomes and imputed data

From: Understanding pathways to social inequalities in childhood unintentional injuries: findings from the UK millennium cohort study

Indicators Adjusted baselinea Model: factors influencing environment Model: factors influencing environment and supervision Final model: factors influencing environment and supervision, and child’s abilities and behaviours Proportion mediated
Alternative measure of SEC exposure
 Maternal education 1.25 (1.10, 1.42) 1.24 (1.09, 1.42) 1.23 (1.09, 1.41) 1.22 (1.07, 1.38) 12%
 Lone parent status 1.19 (1.09, 1.30) 1.13 (1.01, 1.26) 1.12 (1.00, 1.25) 1.11 (0.99, 1.24) 42%
Alternative measure of outcome
 Hospital admissions – more severe UIs 2.08 (1.11, 3.89) 1.91 (0 .91, 4.01) 1.93 (0.92, 4.08) 1.79 (0.84, 3.80 27%
Accounting for missing data
 Imputed dataset 1.22 (1.09, 1.36) 1.19 (1.05, 1.35) 1.17 (1.04, 1.33) 1.15 (1.02, 1.30) 32%
  1. a Baseline adjusted for Child’s sex, ethnicity, number of other children at home at birth and mother’s age at MCS child’s birth