Table 5

Overview of the trends in health inequalities according to education. Men and women separately

RII (change to previous period )
Sex and health indicator81–8485–8889–9293–9697–99Trend between the first and last period
−*: decrease is 0.50 or more with no overlapping confidence intervals; −: decrease is 0.50 or more with overlapping confidence intervals; 0: difference is greater than −0.50 and smaller than 0.50; +: increase is 0.50 or more with overlapping confidence intervals. +*: increase is 0.50 or more with no overlapping confidence intervals.
Men
    Less than good health4.533.83 (−)5.10 (+)4.60 (−)4.82 (0)0
    Less than fair health6.644.65 (−)6.25 (+)5.04 (−)6.40 (+)0
    Short-term disabilities1.591.92 (0)2.14 (0)1.89 (0)1.53 (0)0
    One or more chronic diseases1.991.93 (0)1.63 (0)0
    Two or more chronic diseases2.752.53 (0)2.36 (0)0
    One or more longstanding health problem2.212.41 (0)2.24 (0)0
    Two or more longstanding health problems2.592.20 (0)2.46 (0)0
Women
    Less than good health2.663.03 (0)3.71 (+)3.19 (−)3.90 (+)+*
    Less than fair health2.713.68 (+)3.77 (0)3.02 (−)4.35 (+)+
    Short-term disabilities1.221.28 (0)1.34 (0)1.31 (0)1.22 (0)0
    One or more chronic diseases1.351.45 (0)1.22 (0)0
    Two or more chronic diseases1.521.76 (0)1.53 (0)0
    One or more longstanding health problem1.491.83 (0)1.49 (0)0
    Two or more longstanding health problems1.672.11 (0)1.49 (−)0