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Table 4 Causes of death. Underlying causes of death during 18 years of follow up among disability pensioners and referents

From: The prognosis for individuals on disability retirement An 18-year mortality follow-up study of 6887 men and women sampled from the general population

  Women Men
  Disability pension Non-retired    Disability pension Non-retired   
  n1) rate2) n1) rate2) HR3) 95%CI4) n1) Rate2) n1) rate2) HR3) 95%CI4)
Infectious disease 2 22 0 0 4.46 0.32, 61.98 0 0 0 0   
Tumors 47 527 56 248 1.92 1.25, 2.95 31 392 44 149 1.72 0.997, 2.95
Endocrine disease 1 11 2 9 0.89 0.07, 10.89 4 51 2 7 17.58 2.17, 142.36
Psychiatric disease 5 56 2 9 5.53 0.95, 32.16 2 25 5 17 1.32 0.20, 8.69
   Alcohol or drug abuse 2 22 1 4 18.14 0.72, 459.46 2 25 5 17 1.32 0.20, 8.69
Neurological disease 3 34 2 9 2.42 0.36, 16.27 4 51 0 0   
Cardiovascular disease 36 404 17 75 3.91 2.11, 7.24 49 619 44 149 3.34 2.05, 5.47
   Myocardial infarction 15 168 8 35 3.64 1.45, 9.15 36 455 35 119 3.03 1.73, 5.30
   Stroke 10 112 2 9 7.24 1.54, 33.93 4 51 3 10 4.32 0.70, 26.67
   Other cardiovascular disease 11 123 7 31 3.21 1.14, 9.02 9 114 6 20 4.80 1.38, 16.66
Respiratory disease 9 101 7 31 2.69 0.92, 7.88 9 114 3 10 8.96 1.94, 41.44
Gastrointestinal disease 5 56 3 13 3.14 0.66, 14.89 6 76 1 3 26.00 2.34, 288.45
Trauma 5 56 4 18 4.89 1.01, 23.57 7 88 20 68 1.74 0.65, 4.68
Miscellaneous causes 15 168 6 27 2.64 1.49, 4.70 42 531 25 85 4.76 2.78, 8.13
All causes 128 1435 99 439 2.78 2.08, 3.71 154 1947 144 489 3.43 2.61, 4.51
  1. 1) number of deaths, 2) number of deaths per 10,000 population, 3) age adjusted hazards ratio, 4) 95% confidence interval.