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Table 2 Mean life expectancy at birth by socioeconomic status

From: Socio-economic differences in life expectancy among persons with diabetes mellitus or myocardial infarction: results from the German MONICA/KORA study

  Socioeconomic statusa Life expectancy (years) 95% Confidence limits
Men Low 78.98 76.07 - 81.99
  Medium 80.44 77.22- 83.80
  High 82.77 80.70 - 84.88
Women Low 85.53 82.38 - 88.80
  Medium 87.11 83.62 - 90.75
  High 89.63 87.39 - 91.92
  1. a) Low: combination of low educational level and low per capita income
  2. Medium: combination of medium educational level and medium per capita income
  3. High: combination of high educational level and high per capita income