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Table 2 Relation between educational level and incident cases of first cardiovascular event (stroke or coronary event) in the whole population.

From: C-reactive protein, established risk factors and social inequalities in cardiovascular disease – the significance of absolute versus relative measures of disease

    Crude model Age- and sex-adjusted model
Educational level N (%) No. of cases Incidence rate (per 100 000) Hazard ratio (95% CI)† Absolute difference Incidence rate (per 100 000) Hazard ratio (95% CI) † Absolute difference
8 years of education or less 1,961 124 748 3.4 (2.0, 5.6) 523 683 2.8 (1.6, 4.7) 433
9 to 12 years of education 1,483 56 441 2.0 (1.1, 3.4) 216 456 1.9 (1.1, 3.4) 206
More than 12 years of education* 824 16 225 1.0 0 250 1.0 0
Total 4,268 196 539    531   
  1. *Reference category
  2. †CI; confidence interval