Table 2

Proportion of patients receiving spirometry in the 18-month time period by socioeconomic status
All ages <65 years ≥65 years
Men Women All Men Women All Men Women All
n (%) 9443 (53.5) 9676 (48.1) 19119 (50.7) 6336 (51.7) 6792 (47.0) 13128 (49.2) 3107 (57.6) 2884 (51.2) 5991 (54.3)
Highest attained education n (%)
<10 3291 (53.7) 3839 (49.3) 7130 (51.2) 1963 (52.1) 2160 (48.8) 4123 (50.3) 1328 (56.3) 1679 (49.9) 3007 (52.5)
10-12 4376 (54.7) 3770 (48.8) 8146 (51.8) 3048 (52.8) 2921 (47.7) 5969 (50.2) 1328 (59.5) 849 (53.2) 2177 (56.9)
>12 1776 (50.6) 2067 (45.1) 3843 (47.5) 1325 (49.0) 1711 (43.8) 3036 (45.9) 451 (56.2) 356 (52.8) 807 (54.7)
Income n (%)
Low (1st quartile) 2066 (51.5) 2430 (46.7) 4608 (48.8) 1099 (48.7) 1291 (45.0) 2390 (46.6) 1028 (55.5) 1190 (48.4) 2218 (51.5)
Medium (2nd + 3rd quartile) 4952 (54.5) 4862 (48.3) 9658 (51.2) 3347 (52.4) 3502 (47.0) 6849 (49.5) 1512 (59.1) 1297 (52.6) 2809 (55.9)
High (4th quartile) 2425 (53.5) 2384 (49.5) 4853 (51.4) 1890 (52.5) 1999 (48.3) 3889 (50.3) 567 (57.8) 397 (55.7) 964 (56.9)
Labour market status n (%)
Working 5242 (51.6) 5170 (46.1) 10412 (48.7) 5008 (51.2) 5098 (46.1) 10106 (48.5) 234 (60.2) 72 (47.7) 306 (56.7)
Retirement pension 3177 (58.1) 3168 (51.8) 6345 (54.8) 335 (63.9) 389 (55.7) 724 (59.2) 2842 (57.5) 2779 (51.3) 5621 (54.2)
Unemployed 1024 (51.0) 1338 (48.4) 2362 (49.5) 993 (51.0) 1305 (48.2) 2298 (49.4) 31 (52.5) 33 (53.2) 64 (52.9)
Cohabitation n(%)
Married/cohabiting 6457 (54.0) 5836 (48.2) 12293 (51.1) 4260 (51.6) 4534 (46.7) 8794 (49.0) 2197 (59.4) 1302 (54.3) 3499 (57.4)
Living alone 2986 (52.5) 3840 (48.0) 6826 (49.9) 2076 (52.0) 2258 (47.4) 4334 (49.5) 910 (53.8) 1582 (48.9) 2492 (50.5)

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

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