Table 5

Multivariate Cox regressions: relative mortality risks for income, qualification, occupational position and gender

Model 1: Income in percentiles
Relative risk 95% confidence intervals
Higher 20%5-150 1.311.13, 1.53
Mean 20%5-150 1.781.52, 2.08
Lower 20%5-150 2.552.18, 2.98
Lowest 20%5-150 1.771.48, 2.12
Gender (females) 0.280.25, 0.33
Model 2: Qualification
Relative risk5-150 95% confidence intervals
Qualification (1) 2.951.71, 5.09
Qualification (2) 3.212.20, 4.71
Qualification (3) 4.212.87, 6.19
Gender (females) 0.460.41, 0.52
Model 3: Occupational position
Relative risk 95% confidence intervals
Skilled non-manual§ 1.731.28, 2.32
Skilled manual§ 3.152.39, 4.16
Unskilled/semi-skilled§ 3.322.52, 4.36
Gender (females) 0.490.43, 0.55
  • 5-150 The highest 20% of the income distribution serves as reference category. Men serve as reference category. The highest occupational position (intermediates/executives) serves as reference category. §The highest qualification serves as reference category; Qualification (1): “13 years of school with or without vocational training”; qualification (2): “nine or 10 years of school and vocational training”; qualification (3): “nine or 10 years or less without vocational training”.