Table 3

Association between socioeconomic status and all cause mortality between 1982 and 1998 in men aged 45 to 90 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
None6981589543.911.001.00
Koranic education16054316737.180.85 (0.77 to 0.93)0.98 (0.87 to 1.11)
Any formal20926543631.960.72 (0.67 to 0.79)0.84 (0.75 to 0.93)
    1 to 4 years formal10443026734.490.79 (0.71 to 0.86)0.88 (0.79 to 0.98)
    5+formal10473516929.770.68 (0.62 to 0.75)0.78 (0.70 to 0.88)
Wife’s education
None9802238243.791.001.00
Koranic education26897594935.410.81 (0.75 to 0.87)0.85 (0.76 to 0.96)
Any formal7252616727.710.63 (0.57 to 0.70)0.76 (0.67 to 0.87)
1 to 4 years formal4371497029.190.67 (0.60 to 0.75)0.79 (0.69 to 0.91)
5+formal2881119725.720.59 (0.52 to 0.67)0.77 (0.66 to 0.91)
Religion
Muslim370510808934.281.001.00
Hindu6891640941.991.22 (1.13 to 1.33)1.12 (1.00 to 1.25)
Male occupation
Skilled10343654128.300.78 (0.72 to 0.82)0.89 (0.83 to 0.96)
Unskilled31718597836.881.001.00
None43101242.491.15 (0.85 to 1.56)1.03 (0.76 to 1.39)
Disabled146967150.984.09 (3.47 to 4.83)3.13 (2.64 to 3.70)
Area of residence
Intervention22046485233.991.001.00
Comparison21905964636.721.08 (1.02 to 1.15)1.09 (1.02 to 1.15)
Marital status
Married410011962334.271.001.00
Widowed285466261.131.78 (1.58 to 2.01)1.24 (1.09 to 1.40)
Divorced921342.251.23 (0.64 to 2.37)0.98 (0.51 to 1.89)
Percentage of children surviving
75.0–10022827132232.001.001.00
50.0–74.916514328838.141.19 (1.12 to 1.27)1.11 (1.04 to 1.18)
0–49.9461988846.621.46 (1.32 to 1.61)1.26 (1.13 to 1.40)