Table 6

Mortality, ages 40–69, for mothers with one perinatal loss in first or last birth, compared with mothers with two births and no loss

Two births and no lossTwo or more births and loss in firstTwo or more births and loss in last
EducationNDeaths (per 1000)NDeaths (per 1000)HR (95% CI)*NDeaths (per 1000)HR (95% CI)*
Cardiovascular mortality
Low144 821593 (4.1)446639 (8.7)1.8 (1.3 to 2.4)125015 (12)2.6 (1.5 to 4.3)
High167 873182 (1.1)34376 (1.7)1.1 (0.50 to 2.5)8251 (1.2)0.75 (0.11 to 5.4)
Low:high (rate ratio)0.93.71.35.11.61.5103.3
Non-cardiovascular mortality
Low146 7914534 (31)4563234 (51)1.4 (1.3 to 1.6)124255 (44)1.3 (0.97 to 1.7)
High168 8382112 (13)346562 (18)1.1 (0.82 to 1.4)82415 (18)1.0 (0.61 to 1.7)
Low:high (rate ratio)0.92.41.32.81.31.52.41.3
  • Analyses stratified on low (<11 years) and high (≥11 years) education level.

  • *HR with 95% CI, adjusted for the mothers' birth year and age at first birth (last line).