Table 1

Life expectancy at age 30 by four fixed educational levels and by educational quartiles, 1987 and 2011
Men Women
Life expectancy Life expectancy
1987 (years) 2011 (years) Difference (years) 1987 (years) 2011 (years) Difference (years)
Fixed educational level (ISCED)
 Tertiary education (5, 6) 46.5 51.3 4.8 51.1 54.4 3.3
 Upper secondary (vocational or technical) education (3C, 4A) 43.5 48.3 4.8 49.7 52.8 3.1
 Upper secondary (gymnasium) education (3A) 44.6 49.0 4.4 49.4 52.6 3.2
 Primary and lower secondary education (1, 2) 41.7 44.9 3.2 47.4 49.7 2.3
 Difference between highest and lowest educational level 4.8 6.4 1.6 3.7 4.7 1.0
Educational quartile
 Highest educational group 45.5 50.8 5.3 50.2 53.9 3.7
 Second highest educational group 43.4 48.3 4.9 49.1 52.6 3.5
 Second lowest educational group 42.6 48.0 5.4 47.6 51.3 3.7
 Lowest educational group 41.7 45.0 3.3 47.4 49.8 2.4
 Difference between highest and lowest educational quartile 3.8 5.8 2.0 2.8 4.1 1.3

Brønnum-Hansen and Baadsgaard

Brønnum-Hansen and Baadsgaard BMC Public Health 2012 12:994   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-994

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