Table 2

Distributions by income, age 25–77 years

Sex period

Country

Time

Person time (1000s)

No. of deaths

Low income %

Medium income %

High income %

Median income*


Men

Sweden

1980–85

52

270

32

34

33

141700

1985–90

114

564

32

34

34

229440

1990–95

109

420

33

34

34

211400

1995–00

88

288

33

34

33

231100

New Zealand

1981–84

3845

19203

28

31

41

37200

1986–89

4381

20781

29

34

37

36000

1991–94

4659

19545

31

29

41

37500

1996–99

4938

17958

30

27

43

38800

Women

Sweden

1980–85

53

162

34

32

33

138990

1985–90

117

321

35

32

33

225670

1990–95

111

249

34

33

33

209700

1995–00

92

192

33

33

34

231100

New Zealand

1981–84

4028

11979

36

30

34

33400

1986–89

4589

13251

36

33

31

32600

1991–94

4938

12597

38

27

35

32400

1996–99

5248

11553

36

26

38

34600


*Median income: for Sweden in Swedish kronas (SEK) and for New Zealand in NZ dollars (NZD). 1 NZD is approximately equivalent to 6 SEK

Wamala et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:164   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-164

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