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Table 3 Cause specific mortality rates (in 7 cause specific groups) by gender, educational level and period for the ages 45–74 years

From: Trends in educational inequalities in cause specific mortality in Norway from 1960 to 2010: a turning point for educational inequalities in cause specific mortality of Norwegian men after the millennium?

  1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Educational level  
1. Lung cancer mortality rate (per 100 000 py), age adjusted
Men      
 Basic 57.1 88.3 121.8 140.7 144.7
 Secondary 54.1 76.0 95.0 97.4 91.4
 Tertiary 40.1 52.1 55.1 53.7 45.1
 Total 50.4 72.1 90.6 97.2 93.8
Women      
 Basic 9.2 15.3 30.1 61.8 93.8
 Secondary 7.9 14.9 26.0 38.3 49.6
 Tertiary 14.1 12.5 20.4 24.3 26.1
 Total 10.4 14.2 25.5 41.5 56.5
2. COPD mortality rate (per 100 000 py), age adjusted
Men      
 Basic 21.3 30.5 35.4 45.0 58.5
 Secondary 14.9 25.1 25.9 30.9 31.3
 Tertiary 9.1 13.9 11.5 13.2 11.7
 Total 15.1 23.2 24.3 29.7 33.9
Women      
 Basic 6.5 8.8 12.8 28.2 50.4
 Secondary 3.9 5.0 8.5 15.1 22.1
 Tertiary 3.1 3.0 6.0 7.5 7.3
 Total 4.5 5.6 9.1 16.9 26.6
3. CVD mortality rate (per 100 000 py), age adjusted
Men      
 Basic 804.4 886.6 843.7 667.2 404.4
 Secondary 809.0 794.2 707.9 483.7 259.7
 Tertiary 708.7 635.6 500.0 305.2 156.3
 Total 774.0 772.1 683.8 485.4 273.5
Women      
 Basic 423.4 377.5 304.3 244.2 157.9
 Secondary 313.2 258.3 201.9 146.9 90.7
 Tertiary 296.0 203.1 148.9 89.2 52.9
 Total 344.2 279.6 218.4 160.1 100.5
4. Other cancer mortality rate (per 100 000 py), age adjusted
Men      
 Basic 296.1 318.8 321.4 321.4 289.2
 Secondary 283.7 299.9 303.2 290.4 253.3
 Tertiary 265.9 271.0 262.9 246.7 201.7
 Total 281.9 296.6 295.8 286.2 248.0
Women      
 Basic 272.5 282.6 274.8 273.9 248.3
 Secondary 268.0 268.8 260.4 248.1 213.9
 Tertiary 258.4 243.1 246.6 218.7 190.5
 Total 266.3 264.9 260.6 246.9 217.6
5. External causes mortality rate (per 100 000 py), age adjusted
Men      
 Basic 79.1 85.1 77.3 67.9 65.1
 Secondary 51.4 56.8 55.0 45.2 40.5
 Tertiary 36.6 41.7 37.2 26.6 23.2
 Total 55.7 61.2 56.5 46.6 43.0
Women      
 Basic 19.4 20.8 20.5 17.7 25.5
 Secondary 19.4 20.8 18.8 15.9 14.7
 Tertiary 22.9 19.0 17.6 13.6 12.4
 Total 20.6 20.2 19.0 15.7 17.5
6. Suicide mortality rate (per 100 000 py), age adjusted
Men      
 Basic 21.8 26.8 36.2 31.3 28.5
 Secondary 16.7 22.1 27.8 23.3 18.6
 Tertiary 18.6 22.6 27.4 19.3 14.4
 Total 19.0 23.8 30.5 24.6 20.5
Women      
 Basic 5.8 8.0 12.5 10.2 9.5
 Secondary 7.2 10.3 13.6 10.4 8.6
 Tertiary 10.3 14.2 16.7 11.3 9.1
 Total 7.7 10.8 14.3 10.6 9.1
7. Other causes mortality rate (per 100 000 py), age adjusted
Men      
 Basic 302.5 304.4 273.9 273.0 293.0
 Secondary 254.1 237.1 203.7 190.3 173.8
 Tertiary 225.2 186.3 143.1 128.1 111.6
 Total 260.6 242.6 206.9 197.1 192.8
Women      
 Basic 172.9 157.8 128.7 140.2 154.1
 Secondary 132.2 110.7 99.6 91.8 91.1
 Tertiary 115.4 90.8 72.9 66.1 59.1
 Total 140.2 119.9 100.4 99.4 101.4