Table 5

Association of disability with mortality by group of causes

Group of causesSRD (95% CI)*SRR (95% CI)
Certain infectious and parasitic diseases0.28 (0.14 to 0.42)3.38 (2.27 to 5.01)
Neoplasms2.13 (1.65 to 2.61)1.74 (1.57 to 1.92)
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism0.02 (−0.00 to 0.05)1.75 (0.94 to 3.26)
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases0.45 (0.33 to 0.57)3.08 (2.43 to 3.90)
Mental and behavioural disorders0.40 (0.28 to 0.53)2.43 (1.91 to 3.07)
Diseases of the nervous system1.46 (1.13 to 1.79)4.86 (3.93 to 6.01)
Diseases of the circulatory system3.24 (2.78 to 3.71)2.32 (2.12 to 2.55)
Diseases of the respiratory system1.42 (1.17 to 1.66)2.69 (2.35 to 3.07)
Diseases of the digestive system0.56 (0.38 to 0.73)2.25 (1.84 to 2.75)
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue0.03 (0.00 to 0.05)2.38 (1.22 to 4.64)
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue0.20 (0.09 to 0.31)3.45 (2.18 to 5.47)
Diseases of the genitourinary system0.51 (0.37 to 0.65)3.10 (2.44 to 3.94)
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities0.05 (0.01 to 0.10)28.23 (5.86 to 135.96)
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified0.32 (0.19 to 0.46)2.73 (2.01 to 3.71)
External causes0.47 (0.26 to 0.69)2.68 (1.98 to 3.65)
  • *SRD, per 1000 person-years, with the baseline total population distribution of age, sex, living with a partner and education as the standard.

  • SRD, standardised rate difference; SRR, standardised rate ratio.