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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants.

From: Socioeconomic determinants of psychotropic drug utilisation among elderly: a national population-based cross-sectional study

  Men (n = 120426) Women (n = 264286) Total (n = 384712) Death/migration, No. (Row %)
Age     
   75-79 years, No. (%) 39636 (32.9) 74932 (28.4) 114568 (29.8) 6128 (5.4)
   80-84 years, No. (%) 39728 (33.0) 80645 (30.5) 120373 (31.3) 9931 (8.3)
   85+ years, No. (%) 41062 (34.1) 108709 (41.1) 149771 (38.9) 24898 (16.6)
   Missing, No. (%) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Income (€)*     
   High income, median (%) 21215 (33.0) 17457 (33.0) 18743 (33.0) 11106 (8.8)
   Middle income, median (%) 14937 (33.8) 12620 (33.9) 13126 (33.9) 13438 (10.3)
   Low income, median (%) 11748 (33.1) 10281 (33.0) 10632 (33.1) 16401 (12.9)
   Missing, No. (%) 188 (0.2) 177 (0.1) 365 (0.1) 12 (3.3)
Marital status     
   Married, No. (%) 58376 (48.5) 58395 (22.1) 116772 (30.4) -
   Never married, No. (%) 8400 (7.0) 13350 (5.1) 21750 (5.7) -
   Divorced, No. (%) 10100 (8.4) 25646 (9.7) 35746 (9.3) -
   Widowed, No. (%) 26814 (22.3) 142448 (53.9) 169262 (44.0) -
   Missing, No. (%)† 16736 (13.9) 24446 (9.2) 41182 (10.7) 40957 (99.5)
Country of birth     
   Sweden, No. (%) 111738 (92.8) 241804 (91.5) 353542 (91.9) 38151 (10.8)
   Other Nordic countries, No. (%) 3918 (3.3) 11852 (4.5) 15770 (4.1) 1429 (9.1)
   Europe, No. (%) 3616 (3.0) 8232 (3.1) 11848 (3.1) 1067 (9.0)
   Outside Europe, No. (%) 1130 (0.9) 2365 (0.9) 3495 (0.9) 310 (8.9)
   Missing, No. (%) 24 (0.0) 33 (0.0) 57 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Number of unique drugs     
   1-4, No. (%) 12219 (10.1) 26479 (10.0) 38698 (10.1) 2489 (6.4)
   5-9, No. (%) 41504 (34.5) 91856 (34.8) 133360 (34.7) 12040 (9.0)
   10+, No. (%) 66703 (55.4) 145951 (55.2) 212654 (55.3) 26428 (12.4)
   Missing, No. (%) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
  1. * Family disposable income for year 2005, adjusted for family size. SEK 1 = €0.106 (1 January 2006).
  2. † Marital status was missing for all individuals who died or migrated during 2006 (n = 40957). When these were excluded, marital status was missing for 225 individuals.