Table 1

Socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of study cohort
Baseline characteristics All < 65 years ≥65 years
Men Women Men Women
n = 37734 n = 12245 n = 14464 n = 5391 n = 5634
Age, mean (SD) 52.5 (SD 18.1) 47.4 (SD 13.0) 45.8 (SD 13.5) 76.6 (SD 6.1) 77.1 (SD 6.4)
High severity (%) 9903 (26.2) 2776 (22.7) 3040 (21.0) 2106 (39.0) 1981 (35.1)
Highest attained education (%)
  <10 years 13916 (36.9) 3765 (30.7) 4428 (30.6) 2358 (43.7) 3365 (59.7)
  10-12 years 15727 (41.7) 5774 (47.2) 6127 (42.4) 2231 (41.4) 1595 (28.3)
  >12 years 8091 (21.4) 2706 (22.1) 3909 (27.0) 802 (14.9) 674 (12.0)
Income (%)
  Low (1st quartile) 9433 (25.0) 2257 (18.4) 2867 (19.8) 1852 (34.4) 2457 (43.6)
  Medium (2nd + 3rd quartile) 18868 (50.0) 6388 (52.2) 7458 (51.6) 2558 (47.4) 2464 (43.7)
  High (4th quartile) 9433 (25.0) 3600 (29.4) 4139 (28.6) 981 (18.2) 713 (12.7)
Labour market status (%)
  Working 21374 (56.6) 9774 (79.8) 11060 (76.5) 389 (7.3) 151 (2.7)
  Retirement pension 11587 (30.7) 524 (4.3) 699 (4.8) 4943 (91.7) 5421 (96.2)
  Unemployed 4773 (12.7) 1947 (15.9) 2705 (18.7) 59 (1.0) 62 (1.1)
Cohabitation (%)
  Married/cohabiting 24049 (63.7) 8252 (67.4) 9702 (67.1) 3698 (68.6) 2397 (42.5)
  Living alone 13685 (36.3) 3993 (32.6) 4762 (32.9) 1693 (31.4) 3237 (57.5)

Koefoed et al.

Koefoed et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:580   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-580

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