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Table 1 Potential gains in life expectancy in Denmark if inequality is reduced (%) to Swedish levels in 2014 by cause of death

From: Potential gains in life expectancy by reducing inequality of lifespans in Denmark: an international comparison and cause-of-death analysis

Sex   Cause of death category and mortality above age 85 Reduce gap with Sweden in CoV (%) Reduction in life expectancy gap with Sweden (%) Potential Gains in life expectancy (years)
Females 1 Smoking-related cancer 18% 25% 0.35
2 Non-Smoking related cancer 13% 16% 0.22
3 Cardiovascular 10% 15% 0.21
4 Respiratory-Infectious 2% 2% 0.03
5 Respiratory-Non-infectious 7% 17% 0.23
6 External −26%a −11%b −0.15
7 Other 71% 40% 0.55
  Above age 85 5% −3%b −0.05
Males 1 Smoking-related cancer 15% 26% 0.47
2 Non-Smoking related cancer 7% 10% 0.19
3 Cardiovascular 10% 19% 0.33
4 Respiratory-Infectious 1% 3% 0.05
5 Respiratory-Non-infectious 5% 7% 0.12
6 External −26%a −11%b −0.19
7 Other 92% 43% 0.77
  Above age 85 0.0 0.0 0.04
  1. aIncreases the gap with Sweden. Represents potential gains for Sweden if they achieve the levels of Denmark
  2. bIncreases the gap with Sweden in life expectancy
  3. Note: the sum of percentages differs from 100% due to rounding