The aim of this paper is to describe the differences in cancer mortality according to the education level. It focuses onmen and women in 10 Western European countries. Among men, higher mortality rates are found with men of flow education, which is mainly due to high mortality rates for lung cancer. Among women, social differences in cancer mortality are small, but highermortality rates are found among women of high education for breast, lung and colorectal cancers. Similar results are found in other European countries. However, there are differences, especially for lung cancer, which could be partly explained by the different smoking habits according to the level of education in Europe.

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Menvielle, G. (2006). Socioeconomic inequalities in cancer mortality in Europe: Specific emphasis on lung cancer. Revue Francophone de Psycho-Oncologie, 5(2), 122–128. doi:10.1007/s10332-006-0130-6