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Table 2 Hysterectomy prevalences and highest school and professional degree

From: Educational level, prevalence of hysterectomy, and age at amenorrhoea: a cross-sectional analysis of 9536 women from six population-based cohort studies in Germany

  KORA-S4 KORA-F3 HNR DHS CARLA SHIP-0
Women (N) 2,171   1,639   2,038   694   810   2,184  
Hysterectomised N (%) 406 (18.7) 388 (23.7) 496 (24.3) 151 (21.8) 174 (21.5) 235 (10.8)
School degree % and 95% CI             
< 45 year             
Low 4.7 2.6-7.8 5.6 2.3-11.2    7.5 2.1-18.2    1.8 0.0-9.7
Middle 2.5 1.1-4.8 3.3 0.9-8.2    0.0 0.0-4.3    2.7 1.6-4.2
High 1.1 0.2-3.1 0.0 0.0-3.9    2.5 0.5-7.1    1.6 0.3-4.7
45-64 years             
Low 31.6 27.8-35.5 28.7 24.5-33.1 25.8 22.9-28.8 31.0 24.6-37.9 24.1 13.5-37.6 20.6 16.8-24.9
Middle 27.9 21.9-34.5 21.9 16.8-27.8 21.4 17.0-26.4 32.8 21.6-45.7 19.2 14.9-24.0 13.1 9.6-17.3
High 17.3 10.6-26.0 14.4 8.6-22.1 14.9 10.8-19.7 14.8 6.6-27.1 14.0 7.7-22.7 18.2 11.5-26.7
65+ years             
Low 32.7 27.2-38.6 35.0 30.3-39.9 29.5 25.2-34.0 41.0 31.3-51.3 23.9 18.2-30.3 15.0 11.5-19.2
Middle 31.8 20.9-44.4 28.0 18.7-39.1 22.3 14.4-32.1 45.5 24.4-67.8 29.5 21.2-38.8 20.4 10.6-33.5
High 29.6 13.8-50.2 48.6 31.4-66.0 27.5 15.9-41.7 37.5 8.5-75.5 18.9 8.0-35.2 10.0 1.2-31.7
Professional degree % and 95% CI             
< 45 years             
Low 7.1 2.0-17.3 0.0 0.0-22.1    6.7 0.8-22.1    0.0 0.0-20.6
Middle 2.8 1.7-4.3 4.1 2.1-7.2    2.7 0.7-6.7    2.5 1.5-3.9
High 1.3 0.2-4.5 0.0 0.0-7.4    1.6 0.0-8.5    3.0 0.8-7.4
45-64 years             
Low 32.1 25.7-39.2 31.1 23.1-40.2 29.3 22.8-36.5 27.8 16.5-41.6 12.5 2.7-32.4 21.2 12.1-33.0
Middle 30.0 26.4-33.8 24.2 20.8-27.9 23.2 20.7-25.8 30.7 24.5-37.3 20.4 16.4-24.9 17.3 14.5-20.5
High 13.2 6.5-22.9 18.0 10.6-27.5 14.7 10.0-20.5 10.5 2.9-24.8 15.0 5.7-29.8 15.2 9.4-22.7
65+ years             
Low 33.5 26.5-41.1 27.0 21.2-33.4 30.0 23.7-36.9 35.6 21.9-51.2 19.4 10.4-31.4 10.6 5.6-17.8
Middle 31.6 25.0-38.7 40.6 34.8-46.5 26.9 22.4-31.8 46.1 34.5-57.9 25.2 19.9-31.1 17.7 13.5-22.5
High 27.3 6.0-61.0 37.5 15.2-64.6 31.8 13.9-54.9 20.0 0.5-71.6 16.7 3.6-41.4 13.6 2.9-34.9
  1. Percentages express the prevalence of hysterectomy; 95% CI: exact 95 percent confidence interval.