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Table 1 Distribution of education level 1-4 among Swedish and Danish men and women (n = 19843)

From: Differences in socioeconomic and gender inequalities in tobacco smoking in Denmark and Sweden; a cross sectional comparison of the equity effect of different public health policies

   Women Men
   Denmark % Sweden % Denmark % Sweden %
18-44 years      
   n = 1586 n = 3169 n = 1599 n = 3220
  Education level     
     15+ years education (level 4) 30.1 21.6 26.6 20.2
     13-14 years education (level 3) 41.1 24.4 36.9 20.8
     11-12 years education (level 2) 16.1 41.1 19.9 46.0
     Up to 10 years education (level 1) 12.8 12.9 16.5 12.9
45-64 years      
   n = 1103 n = 2366 n = 1118 n = 2371
  Education level     
     15+ years education (level 4) 23.4 19.4 23.0 20.5
     13-14 years education (level 3) 28.7 17.9 25.2 16.8
     11-12 years education (level 2) 27.9 14.1 36.8 14.6
     Up to 10 years education (level 1) 20.0 48.6 15.1 48.1
65-80 years      
   n = 578 n = 1355 n = 505 n = 1124
  Education level     
     15+ years education (level 4) 10.3 5.7 21.0 12.3
     13-14 years education (level 3) 18.5 6.7 16.8 10.5
     11-12 years education (level 2) 30.6 7.5 35.8 7.2
     Up to 10 years education (level 1) 40.6 80.1 26.4 70.1
All ages      
   n = 3267 n = 6889 n = 3222 n = 6715
  Education level     
     15+ years education (level 4) 24.3 18.0 24.4 19.1
     13-14 years education (level 3) 32.9 19.0 29.6 17.8
     11-12 years education (level 2) 22.6 25.8 28.3 28.8
     Up to 10 years education (level 1) 20.2 37.2 17.6 34.3