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Table 1 Distribution of the population and hazard ratios by education for total cancer mortality during the period 1990–1998 and 1999–2007 among men and women

From: Diverging trends in educational inequalities in cancer mortality between men and women in the 2000s in France

  N % N deaths MR1 HR2 95% CI
MEN       
1999 - 2007       
No diploma 20321 15.9 917 442 2.40 2.10-2.73
Primary 19051 14.9 895 345 1.84 1.61-2.10
Lower secondary and vocational upper secondary 52222 40.8 1283 310 1.72 1.52-1.95
General upper secondary 13887 10.9 270 235 1.30 1.10-1.53
Tertiary 22362 17.5 299 186 1  
1990 - 1998       
No diploma 26611 22.1 1443 478 2.49 2.15-2.89
Primary 26899 22.4 1332 387 2.02 1.74-2.34
Lower secondary and vocational upper secondary 38051 31.6 972 372 1.95 1.68-2.27
General upper secondary 13453 11.2 328 295 1.54 1.30-1.84
Tertiary 15293 12.7 206 196 1  
WOMEN       
1999 - 2007       
No diploma 22741 16.5 425 170 1.41 1.18-1.69
Primary 29020 21.1 621 162 1.36 1.14-1.61
Lower secondary and vocational upper secondary 46108 33.5 633 162 1.40 1.19-1.65
General upper secondary 16618 12.1 195 157 1.33 1.09-1.63
Tertiary 23346 16.9 180 121 1  
1990 - 1998       
No diploma 32359 24.7 750 190 1.30 1.07-1.59
Primary 37449 28.6 716 150 1.05 0.86-1.28
Lower secondary and vocational upper secondary 33988 25.9 425 155 1.08 0.88-1.33
General upper secondary 14043 10.7 142 134 0.92 0.72-1.18
Tertiary 13141 10.0 118 146 1  
  1. 1Age standardized mortality rate, per 100000 person years; 2hazard ratio.