Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Educational Attainment and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in the Slovak Republic
Issue: Vol. 10, No 1, 2017
Published date: 03-2017 (print) / 03-2017 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Beata Gavurova
Technical University of Košice

Tatiana Vagasova
Technical University of Košice

Marek Grof
Technical University of Košice
Keywords: cardiovascular disease mortality, socioeconomic status, education
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2017/10-1/17
Index PUBMS: 0656a7f5-0047-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 232-245 (14)
JEL classification: I10, I14

This paper devotes to the development analysis of cardiovascular disease mortality rate by sex, age, education, and leading causes of deaths during the period of 1996-2014 in the Slovak Republic. Survival analysis and Cox proportional hazard model were conducted to estimate the impact of sex and education level on the probability of death due to cardiovascular diseases at different age. According to our results, standardised mortality rates decreased by an average of 31.5% for both sexes. The leading causes of death were hearth failure and cardiomyopathy for persons under 30 years of age. The myocardial infarction, chronic ischemic heart disease and atherosclerosis were the most common causes of death for adults, as well as seniors. Women represented a lower level of hazard rate than men and primary education group reported the lowest level of hazard rate in comparison to the other education groups.


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