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Table 4 Male and female 40q30 (per 1000 adults) and (e15) by socioeconomic status, 1998–1999, India

From: Socioeconomic disparity in adult mortality in India: estimations using the orphanhood method

Educational level of parents Female Male
40q30 Ratio e 15 Difference in e15 40q30 Ratio e 15 Difference in e15
Illiterate 283 3.2 58.6 3.5 430 1.6 55.1 5.7
Literate® 87 1.0 62.1   271 1.0 60.8  
Caste of the parents
 SC/SCT 317 1.6 57.8 2.5 380 1.2 55.9 2.9
 Other backward classes 200 1.0 60.2 0.1 313 1.0 58.9 − 0.1
 General® 197 1.0 60.3   315 1.0 58.8  
Religion         
 Non-Hindu 287 1.3 58.5 1.3 348 1.1 57.3 0.9
 Hindu® 226 1.0 59.8   329 1.0 58.2  
Education level of the respondent
 Illiterate 354 2.0 56.7 3.8 381 1.4 55.8 4.6
 Primary school or below 261 1.5 58.9 1.5 362 1.3 56.7 3.7
 Secondary school or below 229 1.3 59.6 0.8 344 1.2 57.5 2.9
 Higher secondary and Above® 177 1.0 60.5   280 1.0 60.4  
 Literate 228 1.3 59.7 0.8 346 1.2 57.4 3.0
Income level of respondent family
 Less than 50,000 INR 308 2.6 58.2 3.3 379 1.4 55.9 4.9
 50,000–100,000 INR 264 2.2 58.8 2.6 355 1.3 57.0 3.8
 100000 or Above® 120 1.0 61.5   271 1.0 60.8  
Total 230   59.6   331   58.1  
  1. Female mortality estimates in Table 4 are based on the information of respondent’s aged 30–34 whereas male mortality estimates are based on 25–34