Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 24 pp 24693—24708

Beyond the social gradient: the role of lifelong socioeconomic status in older adults’ health trajectories

Figure 2. Predicted HAT-score over 12 years of follow-up by latent socioeconomic groups. (A) adjustment for age and sex; (B) adjustment for age, sex, civil status, migrant status, smoking, alcohol use, body mass index and depressive symptoms (Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale score). Civil status, smoking, alcohol use, body mass index and depressive symptoms are time-varying covariates. The shading of the graph represents the clinical characterization of HAT-scores: 4-4.9 mild functional dependence; 5-6.9 compromised physical functioning with multimorbidity and some cognitive deficits; 7-8 slight functional or cognitive impairments with some morbidities.