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Table 2 Distribution of educational attainment among suicide victims and population controls. Share of suicide victims and person-years of the population controls within each category of educational attainment of Norwegian men and women aged 35 at start of 20 years follow-up during the period 1975–2014

From: Marital status, educational attainment, and suicide risk: a Norwegian register-based population study

Educational attainment Men Women
Suicide victims Population controls Suicide
victims
Population controls
Primary edu. 34% (982) 24% 34% (407) 28%
Secondary edu. 49% (1395) 50% 43% (511) 48%
Tertiary edu. 17% (494) 26% 24% (284) 25%
Total 100% (2871) 100% 100% (1202) 100%