Table 1

Correlations between population change 1971–1991 and standardised mortality ratios, weighted by population size

SMR1981–89Adjusted1-1511990–98Adjusted1-151
Men
All cause−0.70−0.57−0.72−0.61
Stomach cancer−0.50−0.30−0.46−0.27
Lung cancer−0.71−0.59−0.69−0.56
Other cancer−0.57−0.39−0.52−0.30
Alcohol and drugs−0.46−0.38−0.42−0.29
CHD−0.61−0.41−0.69−0.55
Stroke−0.62−0.44−0.67−0.53
Other cardiovascular−0.63−0.48−0.58−0.51
Respiratory−0.70−0.58−0.68−0.60
Cirrhosis−0.61−0.51−0.68−0.57
Suicide and undetermined−0.39−0.23−0.40−0.16
Other accidents 0.10*  0.24−0.07*  0.19
All others−0.66−0.52−0.71−0.59
Women
All cause−0.68−0.64−0.66−0.62
Stomach cancer−0.37−0.28−0.42−0.34
Lung cancer−0.63−0.58−0.63−0.58
Breast cancer 0.01*  0.01*  0.20 0.21
Other cancer−0.32−0.19−0.29−0.16
Alcohol and drugs−0.39−0.40−0.36−0.33
CHD−0.49−0.39−0.60−0.54
Stroke−0.52−0.43−0.53−0.44
Other cardiovascular−0.60−0.54−0.58−0.53
Respiratory−0.60−0.54−0.62−0.56
Cirrhosis−0.51−0.48−0.57−0.52
Suicide and undetermined−0.49−0.50−0.50−0.44
Other accidents−0.07* −0.05* −0.09* −0.00*
All others−0.60−0.53−0.61−0.55
  • 1-151 Partial correlations controlling for per cent of the population in social classes 4, 5 or of unclassified social class. All p<0.01 except those marked*.