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Table 1 Basic distribution of the variables

From: Socio-economic differences in life expectancy among persons with diabetes mellitus or myocardial infarction: results from the German MONICA/KORA study

Variable Total sample Deceased persons
  Mean Variance Mean Variance
Age     
- men 48.43 13.63 67.92 10.18
- women 47.87 13.48 69.93 9.51
  N % N %
Sex     
- men 6725 50.09 1032 66.41
- women 6702 49.91 522 33.59
- total 13427    
Per capita income (quartiles) a     
- low 2841 24.43 339 26.84
- medium/high 8787 75.57 924 73.16
- missings 1799   291  
Socioeconomic status b     
- low 2946 62.96 360 76.11
- medium 762 16.29 54 11.42
- high 971 20.75 59 12.47
Health status     
- diabetes mellitusc 542 4.04 219 14.09
   - missings 3   0  
- myocardial infarctiond 262 1.95 121 7.79
   - missings 2   0  
  1. a) Low: < lowest quartile (i.e. < 667DM)
  2. Medium/High: ≥ lowest quartile (i.e. ≥ 667DM)
  3. b) Low: combination of low educational level and low per capita income
  4. Medium: combination of medium educational level and medium per capita income
  5. High: combination of high educational level and high per capita income
  6. c) Self-report of physician diagnosis or utilization of drugs against diabetes mellitus
  7. d) Self-report of hospitalization because of myocardial infarction