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Table 1 Linked mortality data used for the assessment of the plausibility of old-age mortality estimates by educational attainment (60+), Europe, 1980–2011

From: On the plausibility of socioeconomic mortality estimates derived from linked data: a demographic approach

Country/region Period covered by deaths at age 60 and over Population aged 60 and over at start of interval % low-skilled % high-skilled Source for population at risk Source of the information on education, linked to the deaths Death linkage method Linkage rate
Finland 1980–2000 781,602 85.0 4.3 Annual population register, linked to register of aliens Annual education register (linked to population register) Deterministic (ID) 100%
Lithuania 2001–2011 672,186 66.5 9.4 Census 2001 & 2011 Census 2001 Deterministic (ID) 94%
Switzerland 1991–2000 1,310,978 48.5 15.0 Census 1990 & 2000 (& linkage of intercensal survivors) Census 1990 (& Census 2000 for survivors) Probabilistic and deterministic (for most discriminant records) 94%
Andalusia (Spain) 2002–2011 1,364,081 82.3 3.9 Census 2001 & weighted sample Census 2011; updated population register, linked to migration register Census 2001 Deterministic (ID) 98%