Socioeconomic inequalities in AMI incidence across age-gender groups in relative and absolute terms. Relative risks (RRs) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) per age-gender group by socioeconomic quintile (lines) and distribution of excess number of AMI events attributable to socioeconomic inequalities (shaded bars) in the Netherlands between 1997 and 2007. RRs are obtained from Poisson regression and compare incidence rates with socioeconomic quintile 1 as reference category. Total excess events are the total number of AMI events in the age-gender groups in the population that would have been eliminated if all had the same risk for AMI as those in socioeconomic quintile Q1.
Koopman et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:617 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-617