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Table 1 Eligible population and overall mortality in the Swedish population from 1960 to 2004: Number of women and men at risk of mortality, number of fatalities, age at death distribution and HRs for overall mortality according to socio-economic status in the Swedish population from 1960 to 20041.

From: Socio-economic status and overall and cause-specific mortality in Sweden

Overall mortality Women Men
  Population Fatalities Age at death3 HR4 (95% CI) Population Fatalities Age at death3 HR5 (95% CI)
All combined 2 1025856 579288 78 (56;92) NA 1060370 760964 75 (54;89) NA
Blue-collar worker 356190 208011 78 (55;91) Ref. 465577 341027 74 (54;89) Ref.
Service worker 73132 48862 79 (57;92) 1.02 (1.00;1.03) 12892 10214 74 (54;84) 1.04 (1.02;1.06)
Farmhand 35122 22297 78 (56;92) 1.07 (1.05;1.08) 42407 31741 76 (56;90) 0.94 (0.93;0.95)
Farmer 108518 70149 80 (58;93) 0.93 (0.93;0.94) 109169 84544 77 (58;91) 0.85 (0.85;0.86)
White-collar worker 323311 156288 78 (54;92) 0.83 (0.83;0.84) 283398 182977 74 (54;89) 0.87 (0.86;0.87)
Employer 22585 11880 80 (55;93) 0.78 (0.76;0.79) 27644 19532 75 (55;90) 0.85 (0.83;0.86)
Entrepreneur 90628 53430 79 (56;92) 0.90 (0.89;0.91) 97719 76068 75 (55;89) 0.99 (0.98;1.01)
Professional 10121 5668 80 (55;93) 0.83 (0.80;0.85) 11869 8849 75 (54;90) 0.93 (0.91;0.95)
Military personnel 6249 2703 77 (53;91) 0.83 (0.80;0.86) 9695 6012 74 (52;88) 0.83 (0.81;0.85)
  1. 1 Bold type, 95% CI does not include 1.00
  2. 2 Any cause of death
  3. 3 Median age at death with 5% and 95% quantiles
  4. 4 Adjusted for residential area, time period and fertility history
  5. 5 Adjusted for residential area and time period
  6. HR Hazard Ratio, CI Confidence Interval, NA not applicable