Table 2

Association between socioeconomic status and all cause mortality between 1982 and 1998 in women aged 45 to 71 in Matlab, Bangladesh who were married at entry

CharacteristicDeathsPerson yearsCrude rate*Crude rate ratio (95% CI)Adjusted rate ratio (95% CI)†
*Per 1000 person years of observation. †Adjusted for age, time period, parity, and all other factors in the table.
Own education
None3012722611.061.001.00
Koranic education751898218.360.76 (0.66 to 0.86)0.82 (0.66 to 1.00)
Any formal181296226.110.55 (0.46 to 0.66)0.68 (0.53 to 0.86)
    1 to 4 years formal108171476.300.57 (0.46 to 0.71)0.67 (0.52 to 0.88)
    5+formal73124755.850.52 (0.41 to 0.68)0.69 (0.51 to 0.95)
Husband’s education
None2041944410.491.001.00
Koranic education428515868.300.79 (0.67 to 0.93)0.94 (0.75 to 1.17)
Any formal601756397.950.75 (0.65 to 0.89)0.93 (0.77 to 1.13)
1 to 4 years formal300358078.380.80 (0.67 to 0.95)0.94 (0.76 to 1.15)
5+ formal301398327.560.72 (0.60 to 0.86)0.92 (0.74 to 1.14)
Religion
Muslim10261269968.081.001.00
Hindu2071967310.521.30 (1.12 to 1.51)1.10 (0.89 to 1.36)
Male occupation
Skilled305412957.390.85 (0.75 to 0.97)1.04 (0.91 to 1.19)
Unskilled8811016988.661.001.00
None1212699.461.09 (0.62 to 1.93)0.99 (0.56 to 1.75)
Disabled35240714.541.68 (1.20 to 2.35)1.13 (0.80 to 1.59)
Area of residence
Intervention633762708.301.001.00
Comparison600703998.521.03 (0.92 to 1.15)1.04 (0.92 to 1.16)
Marital status
Married8481207117.031.001.00
Widowed3822575614.832.11 (1.87 to 2.38)1.22 (1.07 to 1.40)
Divorced320214.852.12 (0.68 to 6.58)1.61 (0.52 to 5.05)
Percentage of children surviving
75.0–100542834066.501.001.00
50.0–74.95335116710.421.60 (1.42 to 1.81)1.52 (1.34 to 1.72)
0–49.91581209413.062.01 (1.67 to 2.41)1.83 (1.51 to 2.20)