Table 2

The contribution of causes of death to changes in life expectancy (in years) among men and women aged 35 years from 1988–92 to 2003–7 in Finland by income group and two age groups

Lowest 20%Highest 20%Difference highest–lowest, all ages
MenAll35–6465+All35–6465+Years%
Lung cancer0.240.130.110.240.110.140.000
Other cancers0.06−0.030.080.530.220.310.4714
Ischaemic heart disease1.380.790.591.990.781.210.6119
Cerebrovascular diseases0.330.170.160.520.140.380.196
Other circulatory diseases0.140.020.110.370.090.280.237
Respiratory diseases0.230.070.160.290.050.240.062
Alcohol-related causes of death*−1.04−0.97−0.080.040.05−0.011.0833
Other diseases−0.16−0.14−0.020.050.040.010.216
Suicide0.140.140.010.210.180.020.062
Accidents and violence−0.08−0.06−0.010.280.220.060.3611
Total1.240.121.124.511.872.643.27100
Women
Lung cancer−0.13−0.09−0.040.020.000.030.157
Breast cancer−0.03−0.030.000.060.070.000.094
Other cancers0.06−0.050.120.490.290.200.4220
Ischaemic heart disease1.050.220.831.150.151.010.115
Cerebrovascular diseases0.490.090.400.540.070.480.052
Other circulatory diseases0.26−0.040.300.370.040.330.115
Respiratory diseases0.13−0.010.140.220.020.200.094
Alcohol-related causes of death*−0.56−0.54−0.020.010.01−0.010.5727
Other diseases−0.14−0.13−0.010.150.020.140.2914
Suicide0.010.000.010.100.080.020.094
Accidents and violence−0.03−0.040.010.140.050.090.178
Total1.12-0.621.733.260.792.472.14100
  • * Alcohol-related causes of death consist of accidental alcohol poisoning and alcohol-related diseases as the main cause of death.

  • Values in italic are based on less than 100 deaths during either one of the periods.