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Table 2 Major causes of death (% of total deaths) in various educational groups*, Mumbai Cohort Study, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

From: Illiteracy, low educational status, and cardiovascular mortality in India

Men Illiterate Primary school Middle school Secondary school College
Number of deaths 1904 4507 2197 597 384
Major causes of death (column %) Cardiovascular
(23.5)
Respiratory
(10.8)
Other medical
(10.4)
Tuberculosis
(7.4)
Cancer
(4.2)
Cardiovascular
(32.5)
Other medical
(11.0)
Respiratory
(9.1)
Tuberculosis
(7.5)
Cancer
(5.9)
Cardiovascular
(33.5)
Other medical
(10.8)
Respiratory
(8.6)
Tuberculosis
(7.4)
Cancer
(6.1)
Cardiovascular
(31.3)
Other medical
(12.9)
Tuberculosis
(8.4)
Cancer
(7.0)
Respiratory
(6.7)
Cardiovascular
(38.0)
Other medical
(9.4)
Cancer
(7.8)
Tuberculosis
(5.2)
Respiratory
(4.4)
Women Illiterate Primary school Middle school Secondary school College
Number of deaths 2417 762 160 54 19
Major causes of death (column %) Cardiovascular
(29.8)
Other medical
(14.0)
Respiratory
(13.4)
Tuberculosis
(5.7)
Cancer
(4.5)
Cardiovascular
(30.7)
Other medical
(15.1)
Tuberculosis
(10.6)
Respiratory
(7.6)
Cancer
(6.0)
Cardiovascular
(24.4)
Other medical
(14.4)
Tuberculosis
(11.3)
Respiratory
(10.0)
Cancer
(9.4)
Cardiovascular
(44.4)
Other medical
(18.5)
Tuberculosis
(9.3)
Respiratory
(5.6)
Cancer
(3.7)
Cardiovascular
(36.8)
Tuberculosis
(15.8)
Cancer
(10.5)
Respiratory
(5.3)
Other medical
(5.3)
  1. *Illiterate, Primary school (≤ 5 years of formal education), Middle school (6-8 years), Secondary school (9-10 years) and College (> 10 years)