Table 2

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

PopulationIHD standardised mortalityRate ratio (95% CI)
LowMiddleHighTotal
*Ages 60–69 years.
30–59
Finland27.514.25.921.32.25 (1.94 to 2.61)
Norway24.88.07.122.33.65 (2.57 to 5.17)
Denmark30.114.18.824.22.57 (2.16 to 3.05)
England/Wales33.613.92.030.32.89 (1.52 to 5.48)
Belgium17.110.67.515.01.84 (1.59 to 2.12)
Austria16.010.84.214.31.92 (1.28 to 2.86)
Switzerland14.88.46.210.61.79 (1.48 to 2.16)
Turin11.210.77.210.41.22 (0.74 to 2.02)
Barcelona7.95.93.87.21.62 (0.98 to 2.67)
Madrid4.66.11.34.51.22 (0.67 to 2.21)
All populations18.310.45.415.62.13 (1.98 to 2.29)
⩾60
Finland1466.71145.0980.41407.31.37 (1.33 to 1.42)
Norway933.1692.6584.2919.01.43 (1.33 to 1.54)
Denmark*309.6176.4171.9278.81.77 (1.59 to 1.97)
England/Wales1095.2850.2592.71069.81.47 (1.26 to 1.71)
Belgium481.2337.6330.0466.41.52 (1.44 to 1.60)
Austria804.3595.3568.9772.91.36 (1.26 to 1.46)
Switzerland675.0555.2467.6628.21.24 (1.20 to 1.29)
Turin384.8390.0344.2384.31.06 (0.90 to 1.23)
Barcelona303.1176.1240.9294.61.47 (1.28 to 1.68)
Madrid204.8208.8175.3203.41.09 (0.90 to 1.31)
All populations1849.21652.01266.11810.91.36 (1.33 to 1.38)