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Table 4 Trends between 1991 and 1997 and 2001–2008 in absolute and relative educational inequalities in site-specific cancer mortality among Belgian men aged 50–79 years

From: Evolution of educational inequalities in site-specific cancer mortality among Belgian men between the 1990s and 2000s using a “fundamental cause” perspective

Cancer site Period AMD a PMD b PAF c RII d (95% CI) e
Total cancer mortality 1991–1997 49.4 −1.43 0.28 1.88 (1.81–1.95)
2001–2011 0.28 1.92 (1.85–1.99)
Head and neck 1991–1997 1.2 −8.67 0.32 2.35 (1.99–2.78)
2001–2011 0.39 2.63 (2.23–3.10)
Oesophagus 1991–1997 0.3 2.38 0.14 1.34 (1.09–1.66)
2001–2011 0.13 1.34 (1.13–1.59)
Stomach 1991–1997 13.6 23.68 0.47 3.05 (2.50–3.73)
2001–2011 0.27 2.03 (1.66–2.47)
Colorectal 1991–1997 −1.8 −5.85 0.14 1.21 (1.08–1.36)
2001–2011 0.20 1.24 (1.20–1.50)
Liver 1991–1997 −0.2 −0.92 −0.02 1.04 (0.82–1.30)
2001–2011 0.03 1.06 (0.87–1.28)
Pancreas 1991–1997 −5.8 −14.68 −0.15 0.93 (0.78–1.10)
2001–2011 −0.01 1.15 (0.99–1.34)
Lung and trachea 1991–1997 44.6 −1.70 0.47 3.18 (2.98–3.39)
2001–2011 0.47 3.34 (3.14–3.55)
Melanoma 1991–1997 −0.4 −12.53 −0.20 0.90 (0.57–1.41)
2001–2011 −0.07 0.79 (0.57–1.09)
Prostate 1991–1997 5.6 3.12 0.12 1.20 (1.06–1.36)
2001–2011 0.10 1.17 (1.03–1.33)
Kidney 1991–1997 1.5 7.88 0.19 1.12 (0.89–1.40)
2001–2011 0.11 1.16 (0.95–1.42)
Bladder 1991–1997 5.8 7.84 0.33 1.96 (1.62–2.38)
2001–2011 0.28 1.70 (1.41–2.05)
Eye, brain, central nervous system 1991–1997 −3.2 −10.70 −0.10 0.91 (0.74–1.12)
2001–2011 0.05 1.08 (0.87–1.34)
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 1991–1997 0.3 0.48 0.07 0.97 (0.77–1.23)
2001–2011 0.08 1.02 (0.81–1.27)
Multiple myeloma 1991–1997 0.1 −0.53 0.12 1.23 (0.90–1.68)
2001–2011 0.12 1.08 (0.83–1.42)
Leukaemia 1991–1997 −0.9 −4.69 0.03 1.10 (0.88–1.37)
2001–2011 0.09 1.18 (0.96–1.44)
  1. aAbsolute Mortality Decline: Difference between low and high educated in absolute mortality decline: (ASMR1990low - ASMR2000low) - (ASMR1990high - ASMR2000high)
  2. bProportional Mortality Decline (in % points): Difference between low and high educated in proportional mortality decline: 100* (ASMR1990low - ASMR2000low)/ASMR1990low - 100*(ASMR1990high - ASMR2000high)/ASMR1990high
  3. cPopulation Attributable Fraction of education for mortality: (ASMRtot - ASMRhigh)/ASMRtot
  4. dRelative Index of Inequality
  5. e95% Confidence Intervals