Table 5

Characteristics of the participants (%) stratified by gender and utilisation of health care services*
Women Men
Total sample n=6929 GP n=5897 Somatic specialist services n=2857 Psychiatric specialist services n=278 Total sample n=6053 GP n=4727 Somatic specialist services n=2194 Psychiatric specialist services n=179
Age n=6929 n=5897 n=2857 n=278 n=6053 n=4727 n=2194 n=179
 30-39 4.3 4.3 4.0 7.9 3.5 3.2 2.7 1.7
 40–49 27.6 26.4 26.1 39.9 27.5 23.8 20.8 28.5
 50–59 18.6 18.1 19.3 16.9 18.9 18.4 18.5 21.2
 60–69 30.4 30.7 30.9 20.5 33.0 34.6 37.0 27.4
 70–79 14.3 15.3 14.6 11.2 13.9 16.3 17.5 17.9
 80-87 4.8 5.2 5.1 3.6 3.2 3.7 3.5 3.3
Marital status n=6627 n=5649 n=2745 n=266 n=5932 n=4645 n=2160 n=170
 Married/  cohabitant 68.8 68.2 67.1 59.8 82.1 82.4 82.8 74.7
 Single 31.2 31.8 32.9 40.2 17.9 17.6 17.2 25.3
Household income n=6180 n=5248 n=2602 n=245 n=5788 n=4509 n=2118 n=171
 Low 16.0 17.0 14.6 22.9 8.1 8.9 7.7 17.5
 Low middle 29.0 29.8 30.6 28.6 24.2 26.1 26.5 28.7
 High middle 31.9 31.5 32.3 31.0 38.8 38.7 38.7 29.8
 High 23.1 21.7 22.5 17.5 28.9 26.3 27.1 24.0
Education n=6824 n=5807 n=2825 n=275 n=5975 n=4669 n=2178 n=175
 Low 31.9 33.1 27.8 28.7 25.0 26.3 23.7 29.7
 Middle 31.8 32.3 33.4 26.2 35.5 36.3 35.6 32.0
 High 36.3 34.6 38.8 45.1 39.5 37.4 40.7 38.3
Self-rated status of occupation n=5967 n=5061 n=2486 n=226 n=5498 n=4280 n=2008 n=156
 Low 10.0 10.4 9.7 13.7 5.6 5.9 5.7 8.3
 Middle 59.1 59.5 58.5 55.3 52.2 52.5 50.1 50.7
 High 30.9 30.1 31.8 31.0 42.2 41.6 44.2 41.0
Self-rated health n=6855 n=5839 n=2834 n=277 n=6009 n=4697 n=2184 n=178
 Bad 6.0 6.9 8.4 18.1 4.8 5.8 8.2 14.6
 Fair 29.3 31.6 33.9 33.2 28.2 31.6 33.6 43.3
 Good 49.4 48.7 45.8 39.7 53.3 51.4 48.9 37.6
 Excellent 15.3 12.8 11.9 9.0 13.7 11.2 9.3 4.5

GP, general practitioner.

* One or more visits during the previous 12 months.

Hansen et al.

Hansen et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:336   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-336

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