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Table 2 Descriptive analysis of the data of the study area: quartile distribution of the number of inhabitants and deaths (by the 14 selected causes) by sex and level of urbanization, 2001

From: Mortality, material deprivation and urbanization: exploring the social patterns of a metropolitan area

  Less Urbanized Parishes Most Urbanized Parishes Total
Number of areas 35 172 207
Population (2001) Total P25 10,015 151,381 161,396
P50 16,697 377,384 394,081
P75 32,385 638,238 670,623
Total 88,725 2,573,125 2,661,850
Men P25 4900 7,1395 76,295
P50 8233 179,148 187,381
P75 16,043 304,270 320,313
Total 43,861 1,231,798 1,275,659
Women P25 5115 79,975 85,090
P50 8464 197,534 205,998
P75 16,342 333,816 350,158
Total 44,864 1,341,327 1,386,191
Mortality (1995–2008) Total P25 538 25,344 16,579
P50 1901 52,074 49,504
P75 3989 90,902 90,837
Total 11,913 343,450 355,363
Men P25 174 13,369 8483
P50 920 26,938 25,650
P75 2155 47,109 47,129
Total 6275 177,680 183,955
Women P25 364 11,975 8028
P50 981 25,136 23,500
P75 1834 43,793 43,548
Total 5638 165,770 171,408
  1. Source: based on Portuguese National Statistics Institute