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Table 3 Correlation between inequalities in amenable mortality and inequalities in mortality from all causes and from non-amenable causes

From: Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality from conditions amenable to medical interventions: do they reflect inequalities in access or quality of health care?

Cause of death Correlation between inequalities in amenable mortality and inequalities in all-cause mortality (Pearson r) Correlation between inequalities in amenable mortality and inequalities in mortality from non-amenable causes (Pearson r)
Infectious diseases   
All infectious diseases 0.832* 0.858*
Tuberculosis (TB) 0.812* 0.708*
Pneumonia/influenza 0.921* 0.921*
Other infectious disease 0.432 0.509*
Cancer   
All amenable cancers 0.595* 0.789*
Cervical cancer −0.410 −0.344
Testicular cancer 0.587* 0.726*
Colorectal cancer 0.472 0.601*
Hodgkin’s disease and leukaemia 0.357 0.553*
Cardiorespiratory conditions   
All amenable cardiorespiratory conditions 0.969* 0.872*
Ischaemic heart disease 0.907* 0.822*
Cerebrovascular disease 0.952* 0.889*
Chronic rheumatic heart disease 0.611* 0.554*
Hypertension 0.798* 0.608*
Asthma 0.731* 0.588*
Other heart disease 0.125 0.161
Gastro intestinal conditions   
All amenable gastrointestinal conditions 0.853* 0.729*
Appendicitis, hernia, peptic ulcer 0.873* 0.766*
Cholecystitis and -lithiasis 0.316 0.166
  1. *Significant correlation, p < 0.05.
  2. Analysis based on data in Table 2.