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Table 2 Cardiovascular disease mortality: Number of fatalities and HRs for cardiovascular disease according to socio-economic status for women and men in Sweden from 1960 to 20041

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

Cardiovascular disease Women Men
  Fatalities HR3 (95% CI) Fatalities HR4 (95% CI)
Overall cardiovascular disease 2     
   Blue-collar worker 102389 Ref. 178383 Ref.
   Service worker 24416 1.01 (0.99;1.02) 5088 0.98 (0.96;1.01)
   Farmhand 11641 1.10 (1.08;1.12) 17428 0.96 (0.94;0.97)
   Farmer 37276 0.95 (0.93;0.96) 47133 0.88 (0.87;0.89)
   White-collar worker 69740 0.78 (0.77;0.78) 92567 0.86 (0.85;0.87)
   Employer 5208 0.68 (0.66;0.70) 9860 0.83 (0.81;0.84)
   Entrepreneur 26247 0.88 (0.87;0.89) 40052 0.99 (0.98;1.01)
   Professional 2544 0.74 (0.71;0.77) 4378 0.88 (0.86;0.91)
   Military personnel 1093 0.73 (0.69;0.78) 2873 0.78 (0.76;0.81)
Ischaemic heart disease     
   Blue-collar worker 50393 Ref. 116367 Ref.
   Service worker 12172 1.03 (1.01;1.05) 3232 0.96 (0.93;0.99)
   Farmhand 5808 1.10 (1.07;1.13) 11213 0.94 (0.92;0.96)
   Farmer 17915 0.92 (0.91;0.94) 29381 0.85 (0.84;0.86)
   White-collar worker 32657 0.75 (0.74;0.76) 59120 0.85 (0.84;0.86)
   Employer 2310 0.63 (0.60;0.66) 6155 0.81 (0.79;0.83)
   Entrepreneur 12777 0.88 (0.86;0.90) 25884 0.99 (0.98;1.01)
   Professional 1192 0.72 (0.68;0.76) 2745 0.86 (0.83;0.90)
   Military personnel 507 0.69 (0.64;0.76) 1878 0.80 (0.76;0.84)
Cerebrovascular disease     
   Blue-collar worker 26634 Ref. 29697 Ref.
   Service worker 6134 0.98 (0.95;1.01) 850 0.99 (0.92;1.05)
   Farmhand 3083 1.10 (1.06;1.14) 3031 0.98 (0.94;1.02)
   Farmer 10084 0.98 (0.96;1.01) 8610 0.94 (0.92;0.96)
   White-collar worker 18556 0.80 (0.78;0.81) 15861 0.89 (0.87;0.90)
   Employer 1409 0.72 (0.68;0.76) 1759 0.87 (0.83;0.91)
   Entrepreneur 6952 0.90 (0.87;0.92) 6868 1.02 (0.99;1.05)
   Professional 656 0.74 (0.68;0.80) 775 0.93 (0.86;1.00)
   Military personnel 301 0.77 (0.69;0.87) 408 0.67 (0.61;0.74)
Other forms of heart diseases     
   Blue-collar worker 12925 Ref. 15155 Ref.
   Service worker 3050 0.98 (0.94;1.02) 496 1.11 (1.02;1.22)
   Farmhand 1475 1.14 (1.08;1.20) 1637 1.08 (1.02;1.13)
   Farmer 5153 1.02 (0.99;1.05) 4882 1.02 (0.99;1.06)
   White-collar worker 9355 0.80 (0.78;0.83) 7903 0.83 (0.81;0.86)
   Employer 775 0.75 (0.70;0.81) 902 0.81 (0.76;0.87)
   Entrepreneur 3380 0.88 (0.84;0.91) 3501 1.00 (0.96;1.04)
   Professional 373 0.81 (0.73;0.89) 406 0.91 (0.82;0.99)
   Military personnel 138 0.74 (0.63;0.87) 271 0.82 (0.73;0.92)
  1. 1 Bold type, 95% CI does not include 1.00
  2. 2 ICD codes: ICD-7: 400–468, ICD-8: 390–458, ICD-9: 390–459, ICD-10: I00-I99
  3. 3 Adjusted for residential area, time period and fertility history
  4. 4 Adjusted for residential area and time period
  5. HR Hazard Ratio, CI Confidence Interval, NA not applicable