TABLE I

Standardised mortality ratios from smoking related diseases in British men and women aged 15-64 by socioeconomic group during 1980-2. (From Office of Population Censuses and Surveys5)

Socioeconomic groupMenWomen
Lung cancer
I4348
III*120115
V178149
Coronary heart disease
I7043
III*109113
v144161
Chronic obstructive airways disease
I3434
III*110102
V211170
* Manual and non-manual groups.