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Table 1 Standardised mortality cases per 1000 inhabitants, population and risk ratio (SMR) for inhabitants aged 45–64 in the two municipalities in the west and east part of Sweden 1989–1998.

From: The influence of calcium and magnesium in drinking water and diet on cardiovascular risk factors in individuals living in hard and soft water areas with differences in cardiovascular mortality

  West Men East Men SMR Men West Women East Women SMR Women
Population 1192 2717   1116 2384  
Total mortality/1000 inh 67.95 55.58 1.22 54.66 36.49 1.50
Mortality from cardiovascular disease/1000 inh 31.04 19.87 1.56 10.75 6.29 1.71
Mortality from IHD/1000 inh 20.97 10.31 2.03 5.38 2.10 2.56
  1. All differences are significant p < 0.0001. Data were received from Statistics Sweden. [25]