Table 2

Age-adjusted death rates attributable and not attributable to smoking by education. Finnish men and women aged 50–69 years and 70+ years in 1971–1975 and 2006–2010

 1971–19752006–2010
BasicHigherRate difference% of difference due to smokingBasicHigherRate difference% of difference due to smoking
Men
50–69 years
 Smoking9.632.417.212.870.632.24
 Non-smoking17.0814.402.6911.536.315.22
 Total26.7116.819.907314.406.937.4630
70+ years
 Smoking20.4711.518.9712.954.478.48
 Non-smoking99.2185.0214.1955.1045.489.62
 Total119.6896.5323.163968.0549.9518.1047
Women
50–69 years
 Smoking0.200.160.041.150.210.94
 Non-smoking10.297.073.225.363.381.98
 Total10.497.243.2616.513.602.9132
70+ years
 Smoking0.090.32–0.242.051.250.80
 Non-smoking86.2367.4518.7839.4430.199.26
 Total86.3267.7718.54–141.4931.4410.058