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Table 2 Country of birth economic characteristics of disability pension recipients 40 to 64 in Malmo, Sweden, 2003 Country economies according to World Bank classification. Values in parentheses are percentages.

From: The role country of birth plays in receiving disability pensions in relation to patterns of health care utilisation and socioeconomic differences: a multilevel analysis of Malmo, Sweden

  Disability pension recipients   Country economy      
Women    High income   Middle income   Low income  
  Total Sought health care Total Sought health care Total Sought health care Total Sought health care
Number of countries 88 86 23 22 16 16 49 48
Number of individuals 6453 5846 4380 3995 1538 1368 535 483
Median age 57 57 58 58 55 55 53 53
Living alone 3 658 (57) 3 300 (56) 2 685 (61) 2 434 (61) 771 (50) 687 (50) 202 (38) 179 (37)
Low education achievement 2 624 (41) 2 319 (40) 1 628 (37) 1 445 (36) 746 (49) 647 (47) 250 (47) 227 (47)
Utilisation of health care 5 846 (91) 5 846 (100) 3 995 (91) 3 995 (100) 1 368 (89) 1 368 (100) 483 (90) 483 (100)
Public general practitioner visit   3 120 (53)   2 108 (53)   713 (52)   299 (62)
Public specialist   3 422 (59)   2 437 (61)   726 (53)   259 (54)
Private general practitioner   1 737 (30)   1 161 (29)   414 (30)   162 (34)
Private specialist   3 350 (57)   2 295 (57)   818 (60)   237 (49)
Men         
Number of countries 77 74 20 20 13 13 44 41
Number of individuals 4 618 3 716 3 120 2 542 956 743 542 431
Median age 56 57 57 57 57 57 54 54
Alone 2 877 (63) 2 239 (60) 2 219 (71) 1 741 (68) 456 (48) 344 (46) 20 (37) 154 (36)
Low education achievement 1 841 (41) 1 446 (39) 1 335 (43) 1 052 (41) 329 (34) 261 (35) 177 (33) 133 (31)
Utilisation of health care 3 716 (80) 3 716 (100) 2 542 (81) 2 542 (100) 743 (78) 743 (100) 431 (80) 431 (100)
Public general practitioner   1 790 (48)   1 170 (46)   376 (50)   244 (57)
Public specialist   2 372 (64)   1 714 (67)   400 (54)   258 (60)
Private general practitioner   961 (26)   636 (25)   206 (28)   119 (28)
Private specialist   1 334 (36)   894 (35)   293 (39)   147 (34)