Table 1

Sex-specific age-standardised incidence rates (per 1000 person-years) for stroke, by education level

Education levelMen (n=116 810)Women (n=136 847)
Person-yearsStroke events, NIncidence rate, per 1000 person-years* (95% CI)Person-yearsStroke events, NIncidence rate, per 1000 person-years* (95% CI)
College/university degree141 2483522.72 (2.43 to 3.02)143 7741602.81 (2.27 to 3.36)
Certificate/diploma/trade or apprenticeship210 3757843.31 (3.06 to 3.56)174 9683333.16 (2.76 to 3.56)
Higher school certificate533 7412003.29 (2.82 to 3.76)64 9181633.11 (2.60 to 3.61)
School/intermediate certificate82 9613983.41 (3.05 to 3.76)181 6735243.17 (2.87 to 3.46)
No qualifications57 4962973.47 (3.02 to 3.92)79 0293483.85 (3.42 to 4.29)
  • *Age standardised to the Australian sex-specific standard population.