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Table 4 Cancer mortality (continued): Number of fatalities and HRs for cancer 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

Cancer Women Men
  Fatalities HR2 (95% CI) Fatalities HR3 (95% CI)
Colorectal Cancer     
   Blue-collar worker 6527 Ref. 9186 Ref.
   Service worker 1367 0.96 (0.91;1.02) 297 1.14 (1.02;1.28)
   Farmhand 620 0.98 (0.91;1.07) 854 0.98 (0.92;1.05)
   Farmer 2080 0.94 (0.90;0.99) 2201 0.86 (0.82;0.90)
   White-collar worker 5705 0.95 (0.91;1.00) 5789 1.00 (0.97;1.04)
   Employer 434 0.95 (0.86;1.05) 635 1.04 (0.96;1.13)
   Entrepreneur 1736 0.97 (0.92;1.02) 2155 1.07 (1.02;1.12)
   Professional 188 0.92 (0.80;1.07) 284 1.13 (0.99;1.27)
   Military personnel 119 1.06 (0.88;1.27) 185 0.92 (0.79;1.06)
Pancreatic Cancer     
   Blue-collar worker 3922 Ref. 5179 Ref.
   Service worker 918 1.08 (0.99;1.16) 166 1.13 (0.97;1.32)
   Farmhand 368 0.97 (0.87;1.08) 466 0.94 (0.85;1.03)
   Farmer 1250 0.96 (0.91;1.03) 1184 0.86 (0.80;0.91)
   White-collar worker 3501 0.96 (0.92;1.02) 3260 1.00 (0.96;1.05)
   Employer 279 1.00 (0.88;1.13) 357 1.07 (0.96;1.19)
   Entrepreneur 1010 0.94 (0.88;1.01) 1255 1.12 (1.05;1.19)
   Professional 103 0.85 (0.70;1.03) 142 1.01 (0.85;1.20)
   Military personnel 60 0.88 (0.68;1.14) 111 0.98 (0.81;1.19)
Breast Cancer     NA
   Blue-collar worker 7686 Ref.   
   Service worker 1578 0.96 (0.91;1.01)   
   Farmhand 660 0.91 (0.84;0.98)   
   Farmer 2450 1.00 (0.96;1.05)   
   White-collar worker 7708 1.05 (1.01;1.08)   
   Employer 579 1.09 (1.00;1.18)   
   Entrepreneur 2086 1.01 (0.96;1.06)   
   Professional 264 1.12 (0.99;1.27)   
   Military personnel 127 0.98 (0.82;1.14)   
Prostate Cancer   NA   
   Blue-collar worker    14844 Ref.
   Service worker    473 1.12 (1.02;1.23)
   Farmhand    1456 1.00 (0.94;1.05)
   Farmer    4783 1.10 (1.06;1.14)
   White-collar worker    9578 1.02 (1.00;1.05)
   Employer    1091 1.05 (0.99;1.14)
   Entrepreneur    3415 1.03 (0.99;1.07)
   Professional    465 1.12 (1.00;1.23)
   Military personnel    338 1.02 (0.92;1.14)
  1. 1 Bold type, 95% CI does not include 1.00
  2. 2 Adjusted for residential area, time period and fertility history
  3. 3 Adjusted for residential area and time period
  4. HR Hazard Ratio, CI Confidence Interval, NA not applicable