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Table 3 Rate per 1000 person years and absolute risk of cancer mortality comparing manual versus non-manual social classes in a cohort of British men followed-up for 35 years

From: Time trends in socioeconomic inequalities in cancer mortality: results from a 35 year prospective study in British men

Age (years) 0-10 years 10-20 years 20-35 years
  1978-80 to 1988-90 1988-90 to 1998-2000 1998-2000 to 2008-2013
  Non-manual Manual Difference Non-manual Manual Difference Non-manual Manual Difference
    Manual – non-manual    Manual – non-manual    Manual – non-manual
40-49          
  All-cancer mortality 1.42 1.57 0.16       
  Smoking-related cancer mortality 0.54 0.71 0.17       
  Non-smoking-related cancer mortality 0.88 0.86 −0.01       
50-59          
  All-cancer mortality 3.70 5.99 2.29 2.90 4.78 1.88    
  Smoking-related cancer mortality 1.85 3.46 1.61 1.56 2.56 1.00    
  Non-smoking-related cancer mortality 1.78 2.48 0.70 1.27 2.22 0.95    
60-69          
  All-cancer mortality     9.30 12.77 3.47 9.55 11.96 2.42
  Smoking-related cancer mortality     4.65 7.49 2.84 4.33 5.22 0.89
  Non-smoking-related cancer mortality     4.57 5.22 0.65 5.22 6.75 1.53
70-79          
  All-cancer mortality        15.92 19.29 3.37
  Smoking-related cancer mortality        5.68 9.69 4.01
  Non-smoking-related cancer mortality        10.14 9.60 −0.54
Overall (all ages)          
  All-cancer mortality 2.53 3.87 1.34 5.85 8.55 2.70 11.74 14.61 2.87
  Smoking-related cancer mortality 1.18 2.14 0.96 3.04 4.91 1.87 4.76 6.83 2.07
  Non-smoking-related cancer mortality 1.32 1.70 0.39 2.74 3.61 0.87 6.95 7.78 0.83