Table 2

Social inequality in UADT cancer mortality rate between the lowest and the highest neighborhood income quintile and the proportion of deaths attributable to smoking
Social inequality % of smoking-attributable deaths
Rate ratio (Lowest/Highest) Rate difference (Lowest-Highest) Lowest ǂ Highest ǂ Overall
1986
Yes* 3.3 29.8 76 62 68
No** 1.7 5.7
Total 2.7 35.5
1991
Yes* 3.0 21.6 74 59 66
No** 1.5 3.9
Total 2.4 25.5
1996
Yes* 3.0 17.7 70 55 61
No** 1.6 4.1
Total 2.3 21.8
2001
Yes* 3.0 16.3 69 49 57
No** 1.3 2.4
Total 2.1 18.7

*UADT cancer mortality attributable to smoking, ** not attributable to smoking.

ǂ Neighborhood income quintile divided in lowest = poorest, middle = poorer + middle, and highest = richer + richest.

Singhal et al.

Singhal et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:328   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-328

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