Table 2 Prevalence and rate difference of functional limitations and depressive symptoms per level of education across cohorts

From: Socioeconomic pathways to inequalities in mental and functional health: a comparative study of three birth cohorts

Level of education Men Women
1928/37-cohort 1938/47-cohort 1948/57-cohort 1928/37-cohort 1938/47-cohort 1948/57-cohort
Functional limitations
 Education (in %)
  Elementary not completed 31 41 48 21 45 62
  High 14 16 20 16 17 21
Rate difference 17 25 28 5 28 41
Depressive symptoms
 Education (in %)
  Elementary not completed 12 14 18 11 24 11
  High 8 8 5 9 9 13
Rate difference 4 6 13 2 15 -2