Table 1

Standardised death rates per 1 000 000 population due to assault, assault involving sharp weapons and other assaults, by NS-SEC category (men, Scotland, 2000–2002)

NS-SECN (% of population)AssaultSharp weaponsOther assault
20–3940–5920–5920–3940–5920–5920-3940-5920-5920-3940-5920–59
Higher managerial and professional occupations77 48787 446164 9331111110741147
(11.2)(13.1)(12.2)(0–33)(0–23)(0–24)(0–17)(0–8)(0–33)(0–11)(0–19)
Lower managerial and professional occupations132 985140 994273 9791512141359274
(19.3)(21.2)(20.2)(2–29)(1–23)(5–22)(1–26)(0–12)(2–17)(0–6)(0–15)(0–9)
Intermediate occupations53 65832 12185 77961080105603
(7.8)(4.8)(6.3)(0–17)(0–30)(0–19)(0–30)(0–15)(0–17)(0–9)
Small employers and own account workers48 26882 40213 067023121819412486
(7.0)(12.4)(9.6)(3–43)(0–26)(5–30)(0–37)(0–12)(1–22)(0–12)(0–20)(0–13)
Lower supervisory and technical occupations96 84287 407184 249282727252022375
(14.0)(13.1)(13.6)(8–48)(7–47)(13–41)(6–44)(2–37)(10–35)(0–9)(0–17)(0–11)
Semiroutine occupations82 61662 761145 377654857461631193326
(12.0)(9.4)(10.7)(34–97)(17–80)(35–79)(20–73)(0–34)(15–48)(2–36)(6–59)(10–41)
Routine occupations103 22890 245193 4731501031271224383295944
(14.9)(13.5)(14.3)(107–194)(65–141)(98–156)(83–160)(19–68)(60–106)(10–48)(30–89)(27–61)
p Value<0.001<0.001<0.001<0.0010.004<0.0010.019<0.001<0.001
Never worked and long-term unemployed31 11622 59253 7082131262116190157
(4.5)(3.4)(4.0)(0–51)(0–74)(0–52)(0–51)(0–46)(0–40)(0–45)(0–22)
Not classified64 32060 086124 406181751291033972783658
(9.3)(9.0)(9.2)(103–260)(34–117)(84–174)(44–161)(8–70)(38–105)(26–131)(8–64)(28–88)
All595 084583 3761 178 460553646411729141917
(100.0)(100.0)(100.0)(45–65)(28–44)(39–52)(32–50)(11–22)(24–34)(9–20)(13–25)(13–21)
  • p Values show significance of tests for difference between groups.