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Table 2 Distribution of education level 1-4 among ever smoking Swedish and Danish men and women (n = 10693)

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      
  Education level n = 897 n = 1410 n = 875 n = 1281
  15+ years education (level 4) 23.1 15.7 21.7 14.9
  13-14 years education (level 3) 42.9 22.3 35.4 19.3
  11-12 years education (level 2) 17.3 42.3 21.4 45.3
  Up to 10 years education (level 1) 16.6 19.7 21.5 20.6
45-64 years      
  Education level n = 690 n = 1353 n = 829 n = 1512
  15+ years education (level 4) 23.8 18.1 20.6 18.4
  13-14 years education (level 3) 28.8 17.9 24.7 16.6
  11-12 years education (level 2) 27.2 15.7 38.1 14.0
  up to 10 years education (level 1) 20.2 48.2 16.6 50.9
65-80 years      
  Education level n = 361 n = 419 n = 428 n = 636
  15+ years education (level 4) 10.6 7.6 17.6 12.5
  13-14 years education (level 3) 18.1 8.8 16.2 13.1
  11-12 years education (level 2) 32.4 8.6 38.1 5.8
  up to 10 years education (level 1) 38.9 75.0 28.1 68.7
All ages      
  Education level n = 1949 n = 3182 n = 2133 n = 3429
  15+ years education (level 4) 21.0 15.7 20.4 16.0
  13-14 years education (level 3) 33.3 18.8 27.4 17.0
  11-12 years education (level 2) 23.6 26.9 31.3 24.4
  up to 10 years education (level 1) 22.1 38.6 20.9 42.6
  1. Never-smokers (n = 9150) excluded