Table 3

 Mortality according to parity after controlling for age, background factors (BMI, smoking and socioeconomic position), age at menarche and age at first birth in 1075 parous women of the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort

Cause of deathnParityAdjusted for ageAdjusted for age and background factorsAdjusted for age, background factors and age at menarcheAdjusted for age, background factors, age at menarche and age at first birth
BMI, body moss index.
*Including oesophageal, gastric, colorectal, liver, gall bladder and pancreatic cancers.
†Including suicides n = 47.
Total mortality107511.4 (1.2 to 2.0)1.4 (1.1 to 1.9)1.5 (1.1 to 1.9)1.4 (1.0 to 1.9)
2–41.0
5–91.3 (1.1 to 1.5)1.3 (1.0 to 1.3)1.1 (1.0 to 1.3)1.0 (0.9 to 1.2)
⩾101.5 (1.2 to 1.9)1.3 (1.0 to 1.7)1.2 (1.0 to 1.6)1.2 (0.9 to 1.6)
Cardiovascular disease21010.6 (0.2 to 1.8)0.6 (0.2 to 1.8)0.6 (0.2 to 1.8)0.6 (0.2 to 1.9)
2–41.0
5–91.6 (1.2 to 2.2)1.4 (1.0 to 1.9)1.3 (0.9 to 1.8)1.1 (0.8 to 1.6)
⩾102.1 (1.3 to 3.3)1.6 (1.0 to 2.6)1.4 (0.9 to 2.4)1.4 (0.8 to 2.4)
Cerebral infarction8112.0 (0.8 to 4.7)1.9 (0.8 to 4.5)1.9 (0.8 to 4.5)1.8 (0.7 to 4.5)
2–41.0
5–91.8 (1.1 to 3.1)1.8 (1.0 to 3.1)1.7 (1.0 to 3.0)1.5 (0.8 to 2.9)
⩾101.4 (0.5 to 3.5)1.2 (0.4 to 3.4)1.3 (0.5 to 3.6)1.4 (0.5 to 4.1)
Haemorrhagic stroke3111.8 (0.4 to 7.9)1.8 (0.4 to 8.3)1.9 (0.4 to 8.4)1.7 (0.4 to 7.7)
2–41.0
5–92.2 (0.9 to 5.1)1.9 (0.7 to 4.7)1.8 (0.7 to 4.6)1.5 (0.5 to 4.4)
⩾103.8 (1.2 to 12.5)3.4 (1.0 to 12.1)3.8 (1.1 to 13.5)4.1 (1.1 to 15.6)
Total cancer41911.2 (0.8 to 1.9)1.1 (0.7 to 1.7)1.6 (0.9 to 2.8)1.0 (0.6 to 1.7)
2–41.0
5–91.1 (0.9 to 1.4)1.1 (0.8 to 1.4)1.0 (0.8 to 1.3)1.1 (0.8 to 1.4)
⩾101.3 (0.9 to 1.9)1.2 (0.8 to 1.8)1.1 (0.7 to 1.7)1.2 (0.8 to 1.9)
Breast cancer8312.0 (1.0 to 4.3)1.5 (0.7 to 3.6)1.6 (0.7 to 3.7)1.5 (0.6 to 3.6)
2–41.0
5–90.8 (0.5 to 1.4)0.9 (0.5 to 1.6)0.9 (0.5 to 1.6)1.1 (0.6 to 2.0)
⩾100.8 (0.3 to 2.2)0.9 (0.3 to 2.6)0.9 (0.3 to 2.7)0.8 (0.2 to 2.8)
Cancer of digestive digestive organs*13010.9 (0.4 to 2.3)1.3 (0.5 to 3.2)0.9 (0.4 to 2.4)0.8 (0.3 to 2.1)
2–41
5–91.1 (0.7 to 1.7)1.0 (0.6 to 1.5)0.9 (0.6 to 1.4)0.9 (0.5 to 1.5)
⩾102.1 (1.2 to 3.8)1.6 (0.8 to 3.4)1.5 (0.8 to 3.0)2.0 (1.0 to 3.9)
Accidental deaths†13312.5 (1.5 to 4.1)2.4 (1.4 to 4.0)2.4 (1.5 to 4.1)2.6 (1.6 to 4.4)
2–41.0
5–91.0 (0.6 to 1.5)0.9 (0.5 to 1.4)0.9 (0.6 to 1.5)0.8 (0.5 to 1.4)
⩾100.4 (0.1 to 1.4)0.4 (0.4 to 1.5)0.4 (0.1 to 1.5)0.3 (0.1 to 1.5)