Table 4

Mortality rate ratios (with 95% confidence intervals) for some causes of death among doctors and other graduates compared with the general population 1960-2000

Cause of death

No. of deaths

Doctors

Other graduates


N

Men

Women

N

Men

Women


All causes

20 826

2 845

0.76 (0.73-0.79)

0.83 (0.74-0.94)

17 981

0.71 (0.70-0.72)

0.77 (0.73-0.81)

Infectious and parasitic diseases

177

25

0.80 (0.52-1.22)

1.36 (0.51-3.63)

152

0.76 (0.65-0.91)

0.75 (0.43-1.29)

Cancer

5 643

740

0.87 (0.81-0.94)

0.85 (0.68-1.06)

4 903

0.83 (0.80-0.85)

0.92 (0.85-1.01)

Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

191

25

0.51 (0.33-0.78)

0.73 (0.27-1.95)

166

0.54 (0.46-0.63)

0.41 (0.24-0.70)

Cardiovascular diseases

9 396

1 258

0.71 (0.67-0.76)

0.71 (0.59-0.86)

8 138

0.69 (0.67-0.71)

0.65 (0.60-0.71)

Sudden death

492

59

0.59 (0.45-0.77)

1.16 (0.52-2.59)

433

0.66 (0.60-0.73)

0.87 (0.60-1.29)

Respiratory diseases

1 453

213

0.66 (0.57-0.76)

1.02 (0.71-1.45)

1 240

0.60 (0.57-0.64)

0.76 (0.64-0.91)

Digestive diseases

528

63

0.59 (0.45-0.77)

0.77 (0.38-1.54)

465

0.68 (0.62-0.75)

0.56 (0.40-0.78)

Diseases in urinary and genital organs

306

30

0.55 (0.38-0.79)

0.23 (0.03-1.64)

276

0.73 (0.65-0.83)

0.45 (0.25-0.81)

Other diseases

1 069

165

0.88 (0.75-1.03)

0.62 (0.38-1.04)

904

0.67 (0.62-0.72)

0.85 (0.71-1.02)

Accidents

839

119

0.74 (0.61-0.90)

1.36 (0.82-2.26)

720

0.67 (0.63-0.73)

0.93 (0.72-1.20)

Poisoning

35

7

0.51 (0.23-1.13)

1.55 (0.22-11.00)

28

0.29 (0.20-0.43)

0.72 (0.23-2.22)

Suicide

455

111

1.77 (1.45-2.16)

2.93 (1.70-5.04)

344

0.76 (0.68-0.86)

1.31 (0.95-1.80)

Other violent deaths

25

6

0.72 (0.27-1.92)

2.84 (0.71-11.35)

19

0.37 (0.22-0.62)

0.86 (0.32-2.32)

Cause of death not given

217

24

0.70 (0.46-1.05)

0.40 (0.06-2.83)

193

0.73 (0.63-0.84)

1.01 (0.62-1.66)


Aasland et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:173   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-173

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