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Table 2 All-cause mortality rate ratios (MRR): interaction terms between educational level and period by region and sex (reference category = higher education)

From: Educational inequalities in young-adult mortality between the 1990s and the 2000s: regional differences in Belgium

   FR BCR WR
   MRR sign. MRR sign. MRR sign.
MEN Higher sec 91 1.69   1.62   1.54  
  Higher sec 01 2.09 * 1.96   2.17 **
  Lower sec 91 1.95   2.04   1.91  
  Lower sec 01 3.01 *** 2.53   2.93 **
  Primary 91 2.83   2.28   2.87  
  Primary 01 3.97 * 3.10   3.67  
WOMEN Higher sec 91 1.28   1.93   1.06  
  Higher sec 01 1.50   1.18   1.53 *
  Lower sec 91 1.56   2.20   1.30  
  Lower sec 01 2.17 * 0.99 * 1.73  
  Primary 91 1.87   2.37   1.86  
  Primary 01 3.67 *** 2.35   2.68  
  1. Combined dataset of census 1991 and 2001, own calculations.
  2. FR = Flemish Region, BCR = Brussels-Capital Region, WR = Walloon Region.
  3. Sign. = Statistical significant difference between period 1991–1995 and 2001–2005.
  4. *: p < 0.050; **: p < 0.010; ***: p < 0.001.