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Table 1 Simulated life expectancy (LE) in years at age 30 for three educational groups in 2040. Equalized weight scenario, difference in years (relative difference in %) compared to steady weight scenario

From: A health inequality impact assessment from reduction in overweight and obesity

  Steady Weight Scenario, years Equalized Weigh Scenario difference compared to Steady Weight Scenario, years (%)
  Short education Medium education Long education Short education Medium education Long education
Men
 Total LE 43.83 45.88 50.17 0.28 (0.7) 0.29 (0.6) ref.
 LE with IHD 6.13 6.37 6.41 −0.30 (−5.0) −0.34 (−5.3)  
 LE with diabetes 5.71 5.59 4.76 −0.61 (−10.7) − 0.63 (−11.2)  
 LE with stroke 4.26 4.66 4.86 −0.11 (−2.6) −0.12 (−2.6)  
Women
 Total LE 48.61 50.17 53.50 0.27 (0.6) 0.20 (0.4) ref.
 LE with IHD 5.08 4.68 4.76 −0.36 (−7.2) −0.29 (−6.3)  
 LE with diabetes 5.63 5.15 3.73 −0.99 (−17.6) − 0.83 (−16.1)  
 LE with stroke 4.92 5.11 5.14 −0.20 (−4.1) −0.19 (−3.7)