Table 1

Basic distribution of the variables

Variable

Total sample

Deceased persons


Mean

Variance

Mean

Variance

Age

- men

48.43

13.63

67.92

10.18

- women

47.87

13.48

69.93

9.51

N

%

N

%

Sex

- men

6725

50.09

1032

66.41

- women

6702

49.91

522

33.59

- total

13427

Per capita income (quartiles)a

- low

2841

24.43

339

26.84

- medium/high

8787

75.57

924

73.16

- missings

1799

291

Socioeconomic statusb

- low

2946

62.96

360

76.11

- medium

762

16.29

54

11.42

- high

971

20.75

59

12.47

Health status

- diabetes mellitusc

542

4.04

219

14.09

- missings

3

0

- myocardial infarctiond

262

1.95

121

7.79

- missings

2

0


a) Low: < lowest quartile (i.e. < 667DM)

Medium/High: ≥ lowest quartile (i.e. ≥ 667DM)

b) Low: combination of low educational level and low per capita income

Medium: combination of medium educational level and medium per capita income

High: combination of high educational level and high per capita income

c) Self-report of physician diagnosis or utilization of drugs against diabetes mellitus

d) Self-report of hospitalization because of myocardial infarction

Perna et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:135   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-135

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