Table 3

All-cause and CVD mortality stratified by educational level in the Västerbotten Intervention Programme participants followed from 1990 to 2006, as compared with all of Sweden

All-cause mortalityCVD mortality
GenderEduca-tional LevelOb-servedEx-pectedSMR (%)95% CIOb-servedEx-pectedSMR (%)95% CI
WomenLow40660467.360.9 to 74.010716465.353.7 to 78.6
Middle43368263.557.6 to 69.49114662.450.5 to 76.2
High12721459.449.7 to 70.4183157.635.1 to 89.1
Total966150064.460.4 to 68.621634163.455.3 to 72.7
MenLow699101568.963.9 to 74.228139970.562.6 to 79.1
Middle60092465.059.9 to 70.323731675.065.8 to 85.0
High17824572.562.4 to 83.8487960.445.0 to 79.5
Total1477218467.664.2 to 71.256679471.365.5 to 77.3
Grand total2443368466.363.7 to 69.0782113568.964.2 to 73.9
  • CVD, cardiovascular disease; SMR, standardised mortality ratios.