Table 2

Age-standardised cause-specific mortality rate by occupation, rate ratio and rate difference between KSC09 and KSCO2 (males, per 100 000)

Occupation groupKSCO1KSCO2KSCO3KSCO4KSCO5KSCO6KSCO7KSCO8KSCO9RRRD
Cause of death
All causes252.8209.1*285.6249.7362.0563.0†365.1380.3499.02.39289.9
Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)3.6*5.56.15.38.110.57.18.512.6†2.297.1
Neoplasms (C00-D48)92.1*93.2107.7103.2123.4117.3120.8117.2146.4†1.5753.2
 Malignant neoplasm of the stomach (C16)14.813.8*16.415.018.719.821.420.526.4†1.9112.6
 Malignant neoplasm of the colon, rectosigmoid junction, rectum, anus and anal canal (C18-C21)8.1*11.0†9.310.110.710.08.58.610.80.98-0.2
 Malignant neoplasm of the liver and intrahepatic bile ducts (C22)23.221.8*25.624.630.331.629.228.734.5†1.5812.7
 Malignant neoplasm of the trachea, bronchus and lung (C33-C34)15.615.2*23.621.026.022.326.725.532.4†2.1317.2
 Malignant neoplasm of the bladder (C67)1.10.81.8†1.51.10.3*1.01.11.21.500.4
 Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (C82-C85)1.93.6†2.32.32.41.7*2.42.52.60.72-1.0
 Leukaemia (C91-C95)3.32.3*2.42.43.7†3.02.83.23.01.300.7
Mental and behavioural disorders (F00-F99)0.7*1.32.21.53.78.9†4.03.68.26.316.9
Diseases of the nervous system (G00-G99)2.51.7*2.73.13.72.03.43.44.9†2.883.2
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99)36.5*39.343.541.964.487.9†56.267.880.02.0440.7
 Ischaemic heart diseases (I20-I25)11.6*14.714.613.219.025.8†17.423.921.01.436.3
 Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)15.914.8*19.619.531.942.9†26.228.540.92.7626.1
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)4.5*5.26.16.312.814.810.79.915.1†2.909.9
 Pneumonia (J12-J18)1.1*2.01.21.42.54.9†2.32.33.91.951.9
 Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)1.5*1.72.52.66.3†6.13.84.06.13.594.4
Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K93)9.2*10.817.312.923.240.425.419.552.2†4.8341.4
Diseases of the liver (K70-K77)7.7*8.315.310.619.832.622.516.446.6†5.6138.3
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00-M99)0.50.2*0.31.00.73.3†0.80.91.15.500.9
Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00-N99)2.51.6*3.23.74.37.0†3.04.04.32.692.7
External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01-Y98)86.236.2*78.154.586.2235.1†108.7117.4133.13.6896.9
 Transport crashes (V01-V99)55.912.7*31.623.034.587.5†43.643.849.23.8736.5
 Intentional self-harm (X60-X84)14.011.7*22.616.930.054.3†31.643.844.23.7832.5
  • KSCO1=Legislators, Senior Officials and Managers; KSCO2=Professionals; KSCO3=Technicians and Associate Professionals; KSCO 4=Clerks; KSCO5=Service and Sale Workers; KSCO6=Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery workers; KSCO7=Craft and Related Trades Workers, KSCO8=Plant and Machine Operators and Assemblers, KSCO9=Elementary Occupations.

  • *Minimum mortality rate among occupation group.

  • †Maximum mortality rate among occupation group.

  • KSCO, Korean Standard Classification of Occupations; RD, Rate difference between KSCO9 and KSCO2; RR, Rate ratio of KSCO9 to KSCO2.