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    Centre of Sociological Research

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    University of Szczecin (Poland)

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    Alexander Dubcek University of Trencín, Faculty of Social and Economic Relations (Slovak Republic)

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Educational Attainment and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in the Slovak Republic

Vol. 10, No 1, 2017

Beata Gavurova,

Technical University of Košice, Košice, Slovak Republic,



Tatiana Vagasova,

Technical University of Košice, Košice, Slovak Republic,


Marek Grof,

Technical University of Košice, Košice, Slovak Republic,




Abstract. 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.


Received: July, 2016

1st Revision: October, 2016

Accepted: December, 2016


DOI: 10.14254/2071- 789X.2017/10-1/17

JEL Classification: I10, I14

Keywords: cardiovascular disease mortality, socioeconomic status, education.