Table 1

Gap in mortality rates by sex for different age groups for IHD and CeVD, 1974–2015

Age group (years)IHD incidence rate ratio:
95% CI (p value)
CeVD incidence rate ratio:
95% CI (p value)
40 and underNot estimable1.06: 0.98 to 1.16 (p=0.14)
41–504.28: 4.12 to 4.44 (p<0.001)0.97: 0.92 to 1.03 (p=0.36)
51–603.15: 3.08 to 3.21 (p<0.001)1.14: 1.10 to 1.18 (p<0.001)
61–701.98: 1.95 to 2.00 (p<0.001)1.13: 1.11 to 1.15 (p<0.001)
71–801.17: 1.16 to 1.18 (p<0.001)0.79: 0.78 to 0.80 (p<0.001)
81+Not estimableNot estimable
  • Female is the reference category so an incidence rate ratio >1 indicates a greater rate for males.

  • CeVD, cerebrovascular disease; IHD, ischaemic heart disease.