TABLE 2

Pearson Correlations and Multivariate Linear Regression Analyses of Perinatal Complications, Predicting Leukocyte TL and Perceived Age at 38 y, Controlling for Alternative Explanatory Variables and Gender (N = 829)

Bivariate Pearson CorrelationAssociation Between Perinatal Complications and TL at 38 yAssociation Between Perinatal Complications and Perceived Age at Age 38
Perinatal ComplicationsTL at 38 yPerceived Age at 38 yβ (95% CI)Pβ (95% CI)P
Perinatal complications−0.101 (−0.169 to −0.033).0040.097 (0.029 to 0.165).005
Controlling for alternative explanatory variables (and gender)
Family histories of medical problems0.051−0.090**0.007−0.097 (−0.164 to −0.029).0050.096 (0.028 to 0.164).006
Childhood social adversitya−0.070*0.041−0.194**−0.098 (−0.167 to −0.030).0050.083 (0.016 to 0.150).01
Life course health
 Cognitive healtha−0.111**0.087*−0.186**−0.092 (−0.161 to −0.024).0080.077 (0.010 to 0.144).02
 Mental health0.055−0.070*0.162**−0.097 (−0.165 to −0.029).0050.088 (0.021 to 0.155).01
 Vascular health0.033−0.069*−0.022−0.098 (−0.166 to −0.029).0050.100 (0.031 to 0.168).004
 Physical health0.031−0.0570.193**−0.099 (−0.167 to −0.031).0040.089 (0.022 to 0.156).009
All variables−0.084 (−0.152 to −0.016).020.075 (0.009 to 0.140).02
  • a Higher scores indicate lower childhood social adversity or better cognitive health.

  • * P < .05;

  • ** P < .01.