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Table 3 Trends in all-cause mortality by marital status 1971-2007

From: Trends in total and cause-specific mortality by marital status among elderly Norwegian men and women

  Men Women
Yearc 0.938***(0.931-0.944) 0.952***(0.946-0.959)
Married (ref.)d 1.000 1.000
Never married 1.230***(1.219-1.241) 1.222***(1.210-1.233)
Widowed 1.168***(1.160-1.176) 1.112***(1.104-1.121)
Divorced 1.406***(1.386-1.426) 1.279***(1.260-1.297)
(Year-1990)*married (ref.) 1.000 1.000
(Year-1990)*never married 1.008***(1.006-1.009) 1.009***(1.008-1.010)
(Year-1990)*widowed 1.004***(1.003-1.005) 1.004***(1.003-1.005)
(Year-1990)*divorced 1.001(0.999-1.003) 1.007***(1.005-1.009)
  1. Odds ratios. Norwegian men and women aged 75-89ab
  2. aControlling for age, level of education, region of residence, centrality, age*(year-1990), education*(year-1990), region of residence*(year-1990) and centrality*(year-1990).
  3. b*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001
  4. cCurrent year of exposure to death
  5. dMain effects of marital status can be interpreted as the effects in 1990.