Table 4

 Correlation of relative changes in circulatory disease mortality at ages 55–69 with relative changes in all cause mortality at ages 80–89, for men and women born to the centralised birth cohorts 1895–1910 among seven European countries

Causes of death at ages 55–69AllMenWomenCohort change† 1895–1900Cohort change† 1900–1905Cohort change† 1905–1910
N = 42N = 21N = 21N = 14N = 14N = 14
†Relative change in mortality rates between the two subsequent centralised birth cohorts. *Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (two tailed); **correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (two tailed).
All circulatory diseases0.61**0.70**0.400.77**0.56*0.60*
Ischaemic heart diseases0.40**0.400.120.84**0.470.39
Cerebrovascular diseases0.42**0.410.090.390.500.47