**Table 1: ****Mortality rates in 18 OECD countries in three age groups during the period 1990-2010. Results from country specific linear regression analyses: assessed rates in 1990 (H1990), annual rates of decrease (ß), explanatory values of the linear regression equations (R2) and rate of decrease as percentage of H1990.**
*Age group* |
*Mortality rate in 1990 (H1990) per 100000, assessed, mean (SD)* |
*Annual rate of decrease of mortality (ß), mean (SD)[Coefficient of Variation]* |
*Explanatory values of the country specific linear regression equations (R2), mean (SD)* |
*Mean ß/Mean H1990 (%) (Rate of decrease/rate in (1990), mean (SD)* |

25-34 years |
104.06 (29.83) |
-2.22 (1.371) [-0.6174] |
0.7981 (0.1866) |
-1.989 (0.877) |

35-54 years |
279.32 (49.63) |
-3.857 (1.529) [-0.3965] |
0.8751 (0.1113) |
-1.383 (0.475) |

55-74 years |
1 773.91 (275.7) |
-35.79 (9.672) [-0.2703] |
0.9645 (0.025) |
-1.995 (0.36) |