Table 2

Number of deaths and mortality rate (per 1000 person-years) by cause of death, gender and age group

Men and womenMenWomen
50–80 years (N=6601)50–80 years (N=2744)50–59 years (N=987)60–69 years (N=1259)70–80 years (N=498)50–80 years (N=3857)50–59 years (N=1860)60–69 years (N=1405)70–80 years (N=592)
Number of deaths
 Total mortality222511892045973881036218456362
Mortality rate
 Total mortality23.331.913.535.673.017.77.321.848.5
  • Deaths due to external causes are only presented for 50–80 years and not age specific due to small numbers. Study sample has non-missing values for all included covariates (age, sex, BMI, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglycerides, self-reported general health status, self-reported history of heart attack, stroke, angina, asthma and diabetes, self-reported blood pressure treatment, smoking, leisure-time physical activity and education).

  • BMI, body mass index; IHD, ischaemic heart disease.