Table 3

Number of deaths (N=20 717), age-adjusted mortality by income quartile, relative indices of inequalities (RII values), and slope indices of inequalities (SII) among South Korean women aged 35–64 years (N=710 826)

Cause of deathNo of deathsAge-adjusted mortality by income quartileRII (95% CI)SII
I (highest)IIIIIIV (lowest)per 100 000%
All causes207172189.72504.82691.53013.41.47 (1.40 to 1.54)1064.2100.0
Infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)35135.944.241.853.61.48 (1.03 to 2.14)20.31.9
 Tuberculosis (A15–A19)1339.014.719.724.92.96 (1.60 to 5.48)21.22.0
 Septicaemia (A41)9611.112.29.512.51.10 (0.55 to 2.21)0.60.1
All cancers (C00–C97)7886933.7983.61051.81074.61.20 (1.11 to 1.29)196.518.5
 Oesophageal cancer (C15)252.03.84.02.71.45 (0.37 to 5.73)0.90.1
 Stomach cancer (C16)1419159.4171.8189.9196.31.36 (1.13 to 1.63)51.74.9
 Colon cancer (C18)40853.746.446.262.01.23 (0.87 to 1.73)9.90.9
 Rectal cancer (C19–C21)29338.336.035.438.20.93 (0.62 to 1.39)−0.30.0
 Liver cancer (C22)1059106.3128.7149.5152.41.54 (1.24 to 1.90)63.66.0
 Gallbladder cancer (C23)22526.834.629.426.60.94 (0.59 to 1.49)−2.4−0.2
 Biliary tract cancer (C24)27932.730.240.037.21.10 (0.73 to 1.66)9.30.9
 Pancreatic cancer (C25)43852.151.761.650.11.04 (0.75 to 1.44)1.50.1
 Lung cancer (C34)1000117.6108.0128.0141.91.37 (1.10 to 1.71)37.43.5
 Breast cancer (C50)65797.894.990.490.90.82 (0.62 to 1.08)−10.1−1.0
 Uterine cervix cancer (C53)29429.338.644.943.71.69 (1.13 to 2.54)19.81.9
 Unspecified uterine cancer (C55)16813.223.417.931.92.53 (1.47 to 4.35)20.31.9
 Ovarian cancer (C56)26839.138.533.229.80.66 (0.43 to 1.01)−13.4−1.3
 Kidney cancer (C64)545.06.99.66.31.49 (0.58 to 3.80)2.60.2
 Urinary bladder cancer (C67)343.12.55.45.22.03 (0.62 to 6.67)3.70.3
 Brain cancer (C71)18824.824.820.624.20.91 (0.55 to 1.50)−2.5−0.2
 Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (C82–C83, C85)12824.017.110.514.20.32 (0.17 to 0.60)−14.4−1.4
 Leukaemia (C91–C95)21532.324.124.929.80.78 (0.49 to 1.25)−2.6−0.2
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic disease (E00–E90)1311113.2152.5169.9194.81.91 (1.58 to 2.32)104.99.9
 Diabetes mellitus (E10–E14)1256108.8148.5159.5185.91.87 (1.54 to 2.27)96.89.1
Mental and behavioural disorders and nervous system diseases (F00–F99, G00–G99)51459.561.262.065.11.16 (0.86 to 1.57)7.10.7
 Dementia (F00-F03, G30)16718.218.518.319.31.07 (0.63 to 1.81)1.20.1
 Alcoholism (F10)131.41.13.02.53.18 (0.43 to 23.60)2.10.2
 Parkinson's disease (G20)11712.914.315.411.50.94 (0.50 to 1.76)−1.2−0.1
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)5849535.9683.8741.0875.31.77 (1.62 to 1.94)430.540.4
 Hypertensive disease (I10–I15)42939.449.450.557.21.55 (1.12 to 2.17)21.82.0
 Ischaemic heart disease (I20–I25)84890.7112.1103.3109.01.18 (0.93 to 1.49)18.31.7
 Heart failure (I50)11311.615.012.817.01.33 (0.70 to 2.55)5.50.5
 Stroke (I60–I69)3785323.9439.4486.8580.61.99 (1.78 to 2.23)327.130.7
  Haemorrhagic stroke (I60–I62)1740164.8199.0241.8267.11.82 (1.54 to 2.15)140.013.2
  Ischaemic stroke (I63)69553.485.590.898.51.97 (1.52 to 2.56)56.25.3
  Undetermined stroke (I64–I69)1350105.8155.0154.2215.02.27 (1.88 to 2.75)130.912.3
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)60855.880.664.489.01.54 (1.16 to 2.03)33.33.1
 Pneumonia (J12–J18)12416.618.212.710.20.53 (0.28 to 0.99)−9.9−0.9
 Chronic lower respiratory disease (J40–J47)31925.637.135.851.32.07 (1.40 to 3.06)30.32.8
Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)993102.8111.1135.3152.31.62 (1.30 to 2.01)69.26.5
 Liver diseases (K70–K77)77983.685.1108.8120.71.60 (1.25 to 2.05)54.15.1
  Alcoholic liver disease (K70)110.83.01.20.60.49 (0.06 to 4.21)−1.0−0.1
  Liver cirrhosis (K74)68575.069.897.9106.41.62 (1.24 to 2.11)49.24.6
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue disease (M00–M99)17918.821.725.021.41.25 (0.75 to 2.09)4.30.4
Genitourinary system disease (N00–N99)39047.146.746.557.51.15 (0.81 to 1.62)12.51.2
 Chronic renal failure (N18)26733.131.429.342.21.14 (0.75 to 1.74)10.11.0
All external causes (V01–Y98)2054218.6259.3282.4333.91.71 (1.47 to 2.00)147.813.9
 Land transport accidents (V00–V89)98198.7128.1134.5154.91.67 (1.34 to 2.08)70.06.6
 Falls (W00–W19)14316.413.116.524.51.81 (1.01 to 3.22)11.11.0
 Accidental drowning (W65–W74)453.83.07.19.54.25 (1.43 to 12.61)8.60.8
 Accidental poisoning (X40–X49)635.26.611.710.72.79 (1.14 to 6.82)8.70.8
 Suicide (X60–X84)49255.864.173.878.41.70 (1.24 to 2.33)31.12.9
Other causes58268.360.171.495.91.62 (1.21 to 2.15)38.03.6
Alcohol-related causes242.24.14.13.11.34 (0.32 to 5.61)1.10.1
Smoking-related causes1273138.1142.0161.7185.31.53 (1.26 to 1.85)64.86.1
Causes amenable to medical intervention5956583.5720.8764.0884.21.63 (1.49 to 1.78)378.135.5
  • Codes for cause of death are from the International Classification of Disease, 10th Revision. For the details of alcohol-related causes, smoking-related causes and causes amenable to medical intervention, refer to the text.