Here is the worked example from the article below; they showed how to 'process' such data, in the classical manner (standard adjustment), and in the causal modeling way (structured adjustment). Very simple side-by-side application.
Kaufman, J. S., & Kaufman, S. (2001). Assessment of Structured Socioeconomic Effects on Health. Epidemiology, 12(2), 157-167. doi:10.2307/3703617