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Table 1 Characteristics of the 9 070 women and 6 795 men from the Life & Health year 2000 survey, Sweden. Unless otherwise indicated, values are given in percent.

From: Individual characteristics, area social participation, and primary non-concordance with medication: a multilevel analysis

  Women Men
Mean age 49 years 53 years
Primary non-concordance with medication 7.6 6.5
Low educational level 30.6 33.9
Financial strain 33.7 24.2
Low self-rated health 45.9 44.2
Low social participation 54.9 47.5
Low trust in the health care system 26.2 25.1
Active membership in associations (social participation)   
Labour union 4.1 4.7
Political party 2.2 3.2
Council/board 2.9 2.7
Community centre 3.0 4.0
Sports association 8.9 15.5
Cultural association/choir/orchestra/theatre group, etc. 7.9 7.7
Religious association/community 6.1 4.5
Other association 22.7 26.5