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Table 2 Proportion of patients receiving spirometry in the 18-month time period by socioeconomic status

From: Influence of socioeconomic and demographic status on spirometry testing in patients initiating medication targeting obstructive lung disease: a population-based cohort study

  All ages <65 years ≥65 years
  Men Women All Men Women All Men Women All
n (%) 9443 (53.5) 9676 (48.1) 19119 (50.7) 6336 (51.7) 6792 (47.0) 13128 (49.2) 3107 (57.6) 2884 (51.2) 5991 (54.3)
Highest attained education n (%)          
<10 3291 (53.7) 3839 (49.3) 7130 (51.2) 1963 (52.1) 2160 (48.8) 4123 (50.3) 1328 (56.3) 1679 (49.9) 3007 (52.5)
10-12 4376 (54.7) 3770 (48.8) 8146 (51.8) 3048 (52.8) 2921 (47.7) 5969 (50.2) 1328 (59.5) 849 (53.2) 2177 (56.9)
>12 1776 (50.6) 2067 (45.1) 3843 (47.5) 1325 (49.0) 1711 (43.8) 3036 (45.9) 451 (56.2) 356 (52.8) 807 (54.7)
Income n (%)          
Low (1st quartile) 2066 (51.5) 2430 (46.7) 4608 (48.8) 1099 (48.7) 1291 (45.0) 2390 (46.6) 1028 (55.5) 1190 (48.4) 2218 (51.5)
Medium (2nd + 3rd quartile) 4952 (54.5) 4862 (48.3) 9658 (51.2) 3347 (52.4) 3502 (47.0) 6849 (49.5) 1512 (59.1) 1297 (52.6) 2809 (55.9)
High (4th quartile) 2425 (53.5) 2384 (49.5) 4853 (51.4) 1890 (52.5) 1999 (48.3) 3889 (50.3) 567 (57.8) 397 (55.7) 964 (56.9)
Labour market status n (%)          
Working 5242 (51.6) 5170 (46.1) 10412 (48.7) 5008 (51.2) 5098 (46.1) 10106 (48.5) 234 (60.2) 72 (47.7) 306 (56.7)
Retirement pension 3177 (58.1) 3168 (51.8) 6345 (54.8) 335 (63.9) 389 (55.7) 724 (59.2) 2842 (57.5) 2779 (51.3) 5621 (54.2)
Unemployed 1024 (51.0) 1338 (48.4) 2362 (49.5) 993 (51.0) 1305 (48.2) 2298 (49.4) 31 (52.5) 33 (53.2) 64 (52.9)
Cohabitation n(%)          
Married/cohabiting 6457 (54.0) 5836 (48.2) 12293 (51.1) 4260 (51.6) 4534 (46.7) 8794 (49.0) 2197 (59.4) 1302 (54.3) 3499 (57.4)
Living alone 2986 (52.5) 3840 (48.0) 6826 (49.9) 2076 (52.0) 2258 (47.4) 4334 (49.5) 910 (53.8) 1582 (48.9) 2492 (50.5)
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