Table 4

 The absolute and percentage contribution* of causes of death to the total SII for each cohort from 1981–84 to 1996–99, by sex

1981−41986−91991−41996−9
CVD, cardiovascular diseases; ICD9, International Classification of Diseases ninth revision; IHD, ischaemic heart disease.
*Percentage contributions may not add to 100 owing to rounding off.
†Table 1 shows the categorisation of cause of death by ICD9 codes.
‡Percentage contribution of each cause to total SII in 1996–9 minus the percentage contribution of that cause to the total SII in 1981–4.
Women
Cause of death†Total SII (95% CI)Change in % contribution to SII‡ (%)
247 (184−310)260 (229−290)314 (260−369)327 (275−380)
SII (Percentage contribution to all causes SII) (%)
    CVD135 (55)118 (45)133 (42)93 (28)−20
    IHD97 (39)77 (30)86 (27)62 (19)−20
    Stroke−4 (−2)24 (9)15 (5)11 (3)+5
    Other CVD42 (17)17 (7)32 (10)20 (6)−11
Respiratory22 (9)27 (10)42 (13)37 (11)+2
    All cancers34 (14)53 (20)70 (22)122 (37)+24
    Lung cancer5 (2)19 (7)27 (9)40 (12)+10
    Colorectal cancer2 (1)2 (1)6 (2)9 (3)+2
    Breast cancer−2 (−1)6 (2)−4 (1)16 (5)+6
    Other cancers29 (12)26 (10)41 (13)57 (17)+6
Injury/suicide/other56 (23)62 (24)69 (22)75 (23)0
    Injury9 (4)−2 (−1)6 (2)8 (2)−1
    Suicide−3 (−1)3 (1)6 (2)8 (2)+3
    Other causes50 (20)61 (23)57 (18)59 (18)−2
Men
Cause of death†Total SII (95% CI)Change in % contribution to SII‡ (%)
554 (391 to 716)540 (400 to 679)632 (591 to 673)616 (491 to 741)
SII (Percentage contribution to all causes SII) (%)
    CVD231 (42)255 (47)273 (43)237 (38)−3
    IHD126 (23)181 (34)189 (30)161 (26)+3
    Stroke58 (10)33 (6)39 (6)38 (6)−4
    Other CVD47 (8)41 (8)45 (7)38 (6)−2
Respiratory68 (12)69 (13)62 (10)72 (12)−1
    All cancers106 (19)107 (20)149 (24)163 (26)+7
    Lung cancer48 (9)79 (15)60 (9)73 (12)+3
    Colorectal cancer9 (2)3 (1)16 (3)23 (4)+2
    Prostate cancer6 (1)-4 (1)12 (2)5 (1)0
    Other cancers43 (8)29 (5)61 (10)62 (10)+2
Injury/suicide/other149 (27)109 (20)148 (23)144 (23)−4
    Injury30 (5)18 (3)40 (6)24 (4)-2
    Suicide12 (2)18 (3)23 (4)26 (4)+2
    Other causes107 (19)73 (14)85 (13)94 (15)−4