Table 2

All-cause and CVD mortality stratified by educational level in the Västerbotten Intervention Programme cohort (target group) 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
WomenLow88697990.584.7 to 96.625426695.484.2 to 107.7
Middle884103185.880.2 to 91.619221987.575.7 to 100.6
High30134786.777.3 to 96.9395176.755.3 to 103.9
Total2071235787.984.1 to 91.748553690.482.6 to 98.7
MenLow1700184492.287.8 to 96.668372494.487.4 to 101.6
Middle1473159692.387.6 to 97.1557544102.394.0 to 110.8
High40243692.283.4 to 101.512314087.668.7 to 97.9
Total3575387692.289.2 to 95.31363140896.891.7 to 102.0
Grand total5646623390.688.2 to 93.01848194495.090.7 to 99.4
  • CVD, cardiovascular disease; SMR, standardised mortality ratios.