Table 2

Numbers of deaths, age standardized mortality rates, and relative risks comparing lower to higher educational level for total, amenable and non-amenable mortality, by country
Country Total mortality Non amenable causes Amenable causes of death
No. of deaths ASMR* RR (CI95) Nr of deaths RR (CI95) Nr of deaths RR (CI95)
Lowereducation Highereducation
Western Europe
Belgium 283349 1101.04 879.33 1.35 (1.33–1.36) 219916 1.35 (1.33–1.37) 63433 1.35 (1.33–1.37)
Switzerland 255275 928.42 822.37 1.35 (1.34–1.37) 151351 1.34 (1.33–1.36) 103924 1.37 (1.35–1.39)
Nordic countries
Sweden 393038 910.59 711.21 1.30 (1.29–1.31) 211683 1.23 (1.22–1.24) 181355 1.39 (1.38–1.40)
Finland 270232 1208.20 900.75 1.38 (1.36–1.39) 138377 1.33 (1.32–1.35) 131855 1.45 (1.43–1.47)
Denmark 136064 1229.15 945.3 1.32 (1.31–1.34) 88658 1.32 (1.30–1.33) 47406 1.34 (1.31–1.37)
Norway 213022 1131.82 870.68 1.35 (1.34–1.36) 109988 1.30 (1.29–1.32) 103034 1.40 (1.38–1.42)
Southern Europe
Italy (Turin) 50621 966.18 844.96 1.27 (1.24–1.30) 32995 1.29 (1.25–1.33) 17626 1.24 (1.19–1.29)
Spain (Barcelona) 77101 1012.27 949.97 1.23 (1.21–1.25 49540 1.26 (1.24–1.29) 27561 1.19 (1.15–1.22)
Spain (Madrid region) 22588 730.66 706.06 1.22 (1.17–1.26) 14546 1.25 (1.19–1.30) 8042 1.17 (1.11–1.25)
Spain (Basque country) 41813 631.02 666.00 1.09 (1.06–1.12) 27215 1.12 (1.08–1.16) 14598 1.04 (1.00–1.09)
Baltic region
Estonia 60873 1914.96 1169.01 1.43 (1.40–1.45) 27955 1.40 (1.36–1.43) 32918 1.45 (1.42–1.49)
Lithuania 78399 1883.58 939.51 1.67 (1.64–1.88) 37613 1.70 (1.66–1.74) 40786 1.66 (1.62–1.70)
Central and Eastern Europe
Slovenia 101557 1242.52 1082.34 1.43 (1.41–1.45) 57021 1.45(1.43–1.48) 44536 1.41 (1.38–1.44)
Poland 717743 1288.73 704.56 1.87 (1.86–1.88) 397948 1.85 (1.84–1.87) 319795 1.88 (1.86–1.89)
Czech republic 344973 1188.16 690.26 1.92 (1.91–1.94) 178032 1.85 (1.83–1.88) 166941 2.01 (1.98–2.03)
Hungary 368029 1548.94 869.52 1.93 (1.91–1.94) 191651 1.86 (1.83–1.88) 176378 2.00 (1.98–2.03)

*ASMR=age standardized mortality rate per 100.000 person-years.

† Lower education is a combination of primary or no education and lower secondary education, higher education is a combination of upper secondary education and tertiary education.

‡ RR=relative risk adjusted for age and sex.

Plug et al.

Plug et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:346   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-346

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