Table 1

Population characteristics of the sample of Oslo N = 18770

Variables

No

%


Age(years)

30

4106

21.9

40/45

6594

35.2

59/60

4469

23.8

75/76

3578

19.1

Sex

Male

8392

44.8

Female

10355

55.2

Marital status

Living alone

9276

49.8

Not living alone

9363

50.2

Ethnicity*

Norway

15797

84.3

Western countries

1025

5.5

Eastern Europe

259

1.4

Indian Subcontinent

605

3.2

East Asia

336

1.8

Sub-Saharan Africa

209

1.1

Middle East/North Africa

406

2.2

Central and South America

110

0.6


* The dominating countries in each category were as follows: Western countries: Denmark, Sweden, UK, Germany, USA; Eastern Europe: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary; Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan and Sri Lanka; East Asia: Vietnam; Sub-Saharan Africa: Somalia; Middle East/North Africa: Turkey, Iran; Central and South America: Chile.

Dalgard et al. BMC Dermatology 2007 7:4   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-7-4

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