Table 1

 Age standardised ischaemic heart disease (IHD) mortality (per 100000 person years) by educational level and rate ratio of low versus middle/high education groups among men aged ⩾30 years

Age (years)PopulationIHD standardised mortalityRate ratio (95% CI)
LowMiddleHighTotal
*Ages 60–69 years.
30–59
Finland174.3126.366.6146.51.59 (1.51 to 1.68)
Norway119.177.150.1107.31.94 (1.76 to 2.14)
Denmark109.478.252.795.11.66 (1.54 to 1.79)
England/Wales148.679.968.9131.82.08 (1.67 to 2.61)
Belgium71.458.742.664.51.41 (1.33 to 1.49)
Austria74.957.243.169.51.49 (1.26 to 1.76)
Switzerland79.060.645.459.81.40 (1.27 to 1.55)
Turin54.849.234.951.51.23 (1.00 to 1.51)
Barcelona53.238.640.647.91.35 (1.14 to 1.59)
Madrid29.329.324.428.41.10 (0.89 to 1.36)
All populations90.267.345.178.51.55 (1.51 to 1.60)
⩾60
Finland2478.72131.31767.82375.31.31 (1.27 to 1.35)
Norway1807.41450.71271.11757.51.43 (1.36 to 1.49)
Denmark*814.9661.6496.9756.61.38 (1.30 to 1.47)
England/Wales1917.81639.01244.31854.01.33 (1.20 to 1.48)
Belgium863.1823.2684.2843.81.19 (1.15 to 1.23)
Austria1341.31225.41008.71294.61.19 (1.12 to 1.27)
Switzerland1263.41161.3995.21167.81.14 (1.10 to 1.18)
Turin721.4865.8769.8738.80.94 (0.85 to 1.04)
Barcelona544.2462.3565.9538.81.05 (0.97 to 1.13)
Madrid434.5475.8412.4435.20.98 (0.87 to 1.09)
All populations3081.72880.52261.52973.91.22 (1.21 to 1.24)