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Table 3 Age-adjusted lung cancer mortality rate ratios and 95 % CI for own education, housing conditions and partner’s education; Married and cohabiting men and women aged 40–84 years

From: Socioeconomic disparities in lung cancer mortality in Belgian men and women (2001-2011): does it matter who you live with?

  Men 40–64 years Men 65–84 years
Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4 Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
Age (continuous) 1.11 (1.11–1.11) 1.11 (1.10–1.11) 1.11 (1.10–1.11) 1.11 (1.10–1.11) 1.08 (1.08–1.08) 1.08 (1.08–1.08) 1.08 (1.08–1.08) 1.08 (1.07–1.08)
Own education
 Lower secondary or less 2.53 (2.40–2.67)   2.05 (1.93–2.18) 1.87 (1.75–1.99) 2.01 (1.91–2.12)   1.78 (1.67–1.89) 1.66 (1.56–1.77)
 Upper Secondary 1.70 (1.60–1.81)   1.50 (1.40–1.60) 1.45 (1.35–1.55) 1.42 (1.33–1.52)   1.32 (1.23–1.41) 1.28 (1.19–1.37)
 Tertiary ref.   ref. ref. ref.   ref. ref.
Partner’s education
 Lower secondary or less   2.23 (2.10–2.36) 1.51 (1.41–1.61) 1.39 (1.30–1.48)   1.83 (1.71–1.95) 1.34 (1.24–1.44) 1.27 (1.18–1.37)
 Upper Secondary   1.51 (1.42–1.62) 1.21 (1.13–1.30) 1.17 (1.09–1.26)   1.32 (1.22–1.43) 1.16 (1.07–1.26) 1.13 (1.04–1.23)
 Tertiary   ref. ref. ref.   ref. ref. ref.
Housing conditions
 Low-quality tenant     2.03 (1.90–2.18)     1.70 (1.60–1.81)
 Mid-quality tenant     1.92 (1.77–2.08)     1.32 (1.22–1.42)
 High-quality tenant     1.63 (1.49–1.78)     1.41 (1.29–1.54)
 Low-quality owner     1.30 (1.24–1.37)     1.16 (1.11–1.21)
 Mid-quality owner     1.05 (1.00–1.11)     0.98 (0.93–1.03)
 High-quality owner     ref.     ref.
N observations 1,042,373 1,038,891 1,021,399 957,404 478,075 476,228 465,866 414,392
AIC 254,728 254,162 246,979 225,681 355,393 353,744 344,525 300,642
  Women 40–64 years Women 65–84 years
Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4 Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
Age (continuous) 1.05 (1.05–1.06) 1.06 (1.05–1.06) 1.05 (1.05–1.06) 1.06 (1.05–1.06) 1.04 (1.03–1.05) 1.04 (1.03–1.05) 1.04 (1.03–1.05) 1.04 (1.03–1.05)
Own education
 Lower secondary or less 2.01 (1.82–2.22)   1.78 (1.59–1.99) 1.60 (1.43–1.80) 1.29 (1.09–1.53)   1.24 (1.03–1.49) 1.14 (0.94–1.39)
 Upper Secondary 1.44 (1.29–1.62)   1.35 (1.20–1.52) 1.29 (1.15–1.46) 1.14 (0.94–1.39)   1.11 (0.91–1.37) 1.10 (0.89–1.36)
 Tertiary ref.   ref. ref. ref.   ref. ref.
Partner’s education
 Lower secondary or less   1.64 (1.50–1.78) 1.24 (1.13–1.37) 1.13 (1.02–1.25)   1.22 (1.07–1.38) 1.11 (0.96–1.28) 1.10 (0.95–1.28)
 Upper Secondary   1.32 (1.19–1.46) 1.10 (0.99–1.22) 1.05 (0.94–1.17)   1.13 (0.97–1.32) 1.07 (0.94–1.26) 1.00 (0.84–1.18)
 Tertiary   ref. ref. ref.   ref. ref. ref.
Housing conditions
 Low-quality tenant     2.31 (2.05–2.60)     1.80 (1.55–2.09)
 Mid-quality tenant     2.38 (2.08–2.73)     1.58 (1.32–1.89)
 High-quality tenant     2.17 (1.89–2.50)     1.60 (1.29–1.99)
 Low-quality owner     1.29 (1.18–1.42)     0.86 (0.77–0.97)
 Mid-quality owner     1.12 (1.02–1.23)     0.93 (0.82–1.05)
 High-quality owner     ref.     ref.
N observations 1,126,445 1,129,585 1,106,290 1,034,557 388,678 390,870 380,979 337,237
AIC 88,924 89,084 86,906 78,887 55,828 56,022 54,536 46,907
  1. N number of observations; CI confidence intervals, ref. reference category
  2. All models are adjusted for region of residence and ethnicity (native vs. non-native Belgians)
  3. All results significant at the p < 0.05-level are in Bold
  4. Source: Belgian 2001 census linked to National Register and Mortality Register (2001–2010)
  5. AIC Aikake Information Criteria