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Table 2 Distribution of deaths among adults women (≥ 20 years) by cancer site and educational level. Distribution of population at risk by educational level. Barcelona. 1992–2003.

From: Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in cancer mortality in Barcelona: 1992–2003

Cancer site ICD-9 (1) ICD-10 (2) 1992–94
%
1995–97
%
1998–00
%
2001–03
%
Mortality by cancer    (n = 5160) (n = 5350) (n = 5287) (n = 5438)
Stomach 151 C16 6.6 5.7 5.5 5.0
Colon 153 C18 11.6 11.4 12.7 11.5
Rectum 154 C19–C21 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.2
Lung 162 C33. C34 5.0 5.8 6.3 7.6
Mouth and pharynx 140–149 C00–C14 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.1
Liver 155 C22 5.4 5.4 5.0 4.9
Pancreas 157 C25 4.2 5.3 5.7 5.7
Kidney 189 C64–C66. C68 1.2 1.6 1.2 1.5
Brain (central nervous system) 191–192 C70–C72 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.6
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 200. 203 C82–C85. C96 3.2 3.3 3.3 4.0
Leukaemia 204–208 C91–C95 3.4 3.3 3.3 4.2
Gallbladder 156 C23–C24 2.7 2.8 1.9 1.9
Breast 174 C50 20.1 17.9 17.5 16.4
Cervix uteri 180 C53 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.6
Corpus uteri 179. 182 C54. C55 3.5 3.2 3.5 2.8
Ovary and other female genital 183 C56–C57 4.4 4.5 4.1 4.8
Tumours of ill-defined sites 195–199 C76–C80. C97* 6.7 6.8 6.5 7.2
Other tumours    13.8 14.2 14.1 14.0
Educational level (4)       
No education    45.6 42.6 37.6 33.0
Incomplete primary education    34.1 35.7 37.2 38.4
Primary education    8.9 9.1 10.6 11.6
Secondary education    4.9 5.3 6.7 7.3
University education    6.6 7.3 7.9 9.7
Population at risk    (n = 1,676,468) (n = 1,683,111) (n = 1,742,299) (n = 1,848,941)
No education    14.4 12.3 10.4 9.0
Incomplete primary education    26.5 25.2 25.5 25.7
Primary education    18.7 19.6 18.7 17.8
Secondary education    22.0 24.3 25.7 26.8
University education    18.3 18.6 19.6 20.6
TOTAL    100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  1. Deaths without information on educational level have been excluded (1.528 men and 1.430 women).
  2. (1) ICD-9: International Classification of Diseases. ninth revision.
  3. (2) ICD-10: International Classification of Diseases. tenth revision.
  4. n: number of cases.