Table 5

Ranking of countries by mortality trends (after correction for the starting level) and mortality levels in 1989 and 1995

Ranking by mortality trend (from most to least decline)Ranking by level in 1989 (from lowest to highest level)Ranking by level in 1995 (from lowest to highest level)
Czech RepublicSwedenSweden
PortugalNetherlandsFinland
FinlandFinlandNetherlands
ItalyIrelandIreland
DenmarkGreeceUnited Kingdom
LuxembourgUnited KingdomItaly
AustriaFranceGreece
SpainSpainSpain
BelgiumGermanyFrance
FranceItalyGermany
United KingdomBelgiumBelgium
IrelandAustriaAustria
SwedenLuxembourgLuxembourg
GermanyDenmarkDenmark
NetherlandsPortugalPortugal
GreeceCzech RepublicCzech Republic