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Table 2 Distributions by income, age 25–77 years

From: Trends in absolute socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in Sweden and New Zealand. A 20-year gender perspective

Sex period Country Time Person time (1000s) No. of deaths Low income % Medium income % High income % Median income*
Men Sweden 1980–85 52 270 32 34 33 141700
   1985–90 114 564 32 34 34 229440
   1990–95 109 420 33 34 34 211400
   1995–00 88 288 33 34 33 231100
  New Zealand 1981–84 3845 19203 28 31 41 37200
   1986–89 4381 20781 29 34 37 36000
   1991–94 4659 19545 31 29 41 37500
   1996–99 4938 17958 30 27 43 38800
Women Sweden 1980–85 53 162 34 32 33 138990
   1985–90 117 321 35 32 33 225670
   1990–95 111 249 34 33 33 209700
   1995–00 92 192 33 33 34 231100
  New Zealand 1981–84 4028 11979 36 30 34 33400
   1986–89 4589 13251 36 33 31 32600
   1991–94 4938 12597 38 27 35 32400
   1996–99 5248 11553 36 26 38 34600
  1. *Median income: for Sweden in Swedish kronas (SEK) and for New Zealand in NZ dollars (NZD). 1 NZD is approximately equivalent to 6 SEK