Table 2

 Variations in ischaemic heart disease mortality between local areas in the region of Scania among individuals aged 65–79 years at baseline, as assessed with empty Cox multilevel models, 1996–2002

Area varianceIHRMHRIntra-area correlation
IHR, interquartile hazard ratio; MHR, median hazard ratio; pop, population.
Whole region of Scania0.05 (p<0.001)1.711.250.03
First tertile of pop density0.03 (p = 0.16)1.451.170.02
Second tertile of pop density0.08 (p<0.001)1.911.310.05
Third tertile of pop density0.05 (p<0.001)1.681.240.03