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Table 3 Age-standardized prevalence of each health outcome according to educational level among men and women

From: An analysis of health inequalities depending on educational level using nationally representative survey data in Japan, 2019

Health-related behaviors and statuses, sex, and educational level Menb Womenb
Total Low Middle High Total Low Middle High
Prevalence of psychological distressa 26.1 28.6 26.4 24.8 31.2 38.3 31.7 28.7
Prevalence of poor self-rated health 12.6 16.7 13.0 11.2 14.0 21.0 14.4 11.6
Smoking prevalence 28.5 43.1 33.4 20.6 8.8 24.8 11.2 4.0
Drinking prevalence 58.4 52.7 57.0 61.9 30.0 27.1 29.6 32.2
Participation rate in stomach cancer screening 51.6 35.7 49.3 59.5 42.7 32.0 41.9 48.9
Participation rate in lung cancer screening 52.8 38.4 50.6 58.9 44.7 33.0 43.6 49.2
Participation rate in colorectal cancer screening 47.5 31.3 44.8 55.1 39.9 27.7 38.5 45.6
Participation rate in breast cancer screening      39.9 24.2 37.8 47.3
Participation rate in uterus cancer screening      39.2 25.8 36.8 45.0
  1. aProportion of persons whose score of K6 > =5
  2. bAge-specific estimated number of total educational levels was used as standard population for each health outcome