Table 1 shows the analysis sample size by sex and education.
The total sample size in the study is 35,111. There are about 10,178
people with 0-11 years of education, 11,061 people with 12 years
of education, and 13,872 people with 13+ years of education, with
more women than men in each of the above education groups.
Among those with 13+ years of education, around seven thousand
people have received 13-15 or 16+ years of education. There are
more women than men at the 13-15 years of education level, but
more men than women with 16+ years of education.
Table 2 displays the number of deaths in the study by sex and
education. The total number of deaths in the analysis is 12,579.
There are 5,201 deaths from 0-11 years of education, 3,895 deaths
from 12 years of education, 3,483 deaths from 13+ years of
education, 1,974 deaths from 13-15 years of education, and 1,509
deaths from 16+ years of education. There are more women than
men in each education group, except for 13+ and 16+ years of
Figure 1 and Figure 2 show proportions of American men and
women with different levels of education by age and year. The
graphs clearly indicate that the composition of education levels
change over wave/time and the pattern differs by age. The
proportions of older Americans with 0-11 years of education
dropped largely since 1990s, so did those of older Americans aged
50-64 with 12 years of education. For older Americans aged 65+,
the proportions of 12 years of education remained similar over the
past few decades. However, the proportions of 13-15 and 16+ years
of education increase largely during the past few decades among
older American men and women.
Figure 3 and Figure 4 show the age-specific percentages of life
table deaths (
), by sex, for older Americans with education of 0-
11 years, 12 years, and 13+ years. Older Americans who have
higher levels of education have a higher modal age at death, and the