Table 1

Characteristics of the study participants.

Men (n = 120426)

Women (n = 264286)

Total (n = 384712)

Death/migration, No. (Row %)


Age

75-79 years, No. (%)

39636 (32.9)

74932 (28.4)

114568 (29.8)

6128 (5.4)

80-84 years, No. (%)

39728 (33.0)

80645 (30.5)

120373 (31.3)

9931 (8.3)

85+ years, No. (%)

41062 (34.1)

108709 (41.1)

149771 (38.9)

24898 (16.6)

Missing, No. (%)

0 (0.0)

0 (0.0)

0 (0.0)

0 (0.0)

Income (€)*

High income, median (%)

21215 (33.0)

17457 (33.0)

18743 (33.0)

11106 (8.8)

Middle income, median (%)

14937 (33.8)

12620 (33.9)

13126 (33.9)

13438 (10.3)

Low income, median (%)

11748 (33.1)

10281 (33.0)

10632 (33.1)

16401 (12.9)

Missing, No. (%)

188 (0.2)

177 (0.1)

365 (0.1)

12 (3.3)

Marital status

Married, No. (%)

58376 (48.5)

58395 (22.1)

116772 (30.4)

-

Never married, No. (%)

8400 (7.0)

13350 (5.1)

21750 (5.7)

-

Divorced, No. (%)

10100 (8.4)

25646 (9.7)

35746 (9.3)

-

Widowed, No. (%)

26814 (22.3)

142448 (53.9)

169262 (44.0)

-

Missing, No. (%)†

16736 (13.9)

24446 (9.2)

41182 (10.7)

40957 (99.5)

Country of birth

Sweden, No. (%)

111738 (92.8)

241804 (91.5)

353542 (91.9)

38151 (10.8)

Other Nordic countries, No. (%)

3918 (3.3)

11852 (4.5)

15770 (4.1)

1429 (9.1)

Europe, No. (%)

3616 (3.0)

8232 (3.1)

11848 (3.1)

1067 (9.0)

Outside Europe, No. (%)

1130 (0.9)

2365 (0.9)

3495 (0.9)

310 (8.9)

Missing, No. (%)

24 (0.0)

33 (0.0)

57 (0.0)

0 (0.0)

Number of unique drugs

1-4, No. (%)

12219 (10.1)

26479 (10.0)

38698 (10.1)

2489 (6.4)

5-9, No. (%)

41504 (34.5)

91856 (34.8)

133360 (34.7)

12040 (9.0)

10+, No. (%)

66703 (55.4)

145951 (55.2)

212654 (55.3)

26428 (12.4)

Missing, No. (%)

0 (0.0)

0 (0.0)

0 (0.0)

0 (0.0)


* Family disposable income for year 2005, adjusted for family size. SEK 1 = €0.106 (1 January 2006).

† Marital status was missing for all individuals who died or migrated during 2006 (n = 40957). When these were excluded, marital status was missing for 225 individuals.

Lesén et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:118   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-118

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