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Table 1 Cohorts

From: Effects of self-rated health on sick leave, disability pension, hospital admissions and mortality. A population-based longitudinal study of nearly 15,000 observations among Swedish women and men

Sub-populations Investigation Sex Age range Sample size Responders Response rate Investigation procedure
  Year Place    n n %  
Men born in 1913 1973 Gothenburg men 60 1,009 830 82.3 Q + ME
  1980 Gothenburg men 67 923 707 76.6 Q + ME
  1988 Gothenburg men 75 702 463 66.0 Q + ME
  1993 Gothenburg men 80 447 272 60.9 Q + ME
Men born in 1923 1973 Gothenburg men 50 292 226 77.4 Q + ME
  1980 Gothenburg men 57 278 188 67.6 Q + ME
  1988 Gothenburg men 65 265 162 61.1 Q + ME
  1993 Gothenburg men 70 226 143 63.3 Q + ME
Eskil 1986 Eskilstuna men 30-54 625 459 73.4 PQ
Public Health Cohort 1993 Uppsala women 25-99 2,999 2,249 75.0 PQ
men 25-94 3,001 2,156 71.8
Beda II 1997 Gothenburg women 56-82 994 908 91.3 Q + ME
Uppsala-Örebro Women Study 1995 Uppsala women 35-64 4,200 2,991 71.2 PQ
Men born in 1943 1993 Gothenburg men 50 1,463 798 54.5 Q + ME
  2003 Gothenburg men 60 749 655 87.4 Q + ME
Men and women born in 1953 2003 Gothenburg women 50 994 668 67.2 PQ
men 993 595 59.9
Total      20,160 14,470 71.8  
  1. Q + ME= questionnaires + medical examination, PQ=postal questionnaire.
  2. Characteristics of the study population cohorts.