Table 3

Age-standardised mortality rates (per 1000 person-years) for any cause by sex and educational group in north, central and south Italy, and SII

Age-standardised mortality rates* (per 1000 person-years)
TotalPrimaryLower secondaryUpper secondaryTertiarySII(95% CI)
Men
 North9.711.59.87.56.16.0(3.6 to 8.2)
 Centre9.09.59.18.17.72.5(−0.9 to 5.7)
 South9.711.09.58.26.55.1(2.8 to 7.4)
 Italy9.610.99.57.96.64.9(3.5 to 6.4)
Women
 North5.15.45.24.58.20.1(−1.7 to 1.9)
 Centre4.74.94.04.65.21.2(−1.4 to 3.6)
 South5.36.14.04.72.53.9(2.0 to 5.6)
 Italy5.15.74.54.54.81.8(0.6 to 3.3)
  • *The age distribution of the total population at baseline (men and women combined) was used as reference population.

  • SII, slope index of inequality.