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Table 1 Age-adjusted prevalence of baseline characteristics in men (n = 3596)

From: Living alone is a risk factor for mortality in men but not women from the general population: a prospective cohort study

Characteristics Not living alone Living alone  
Men Prevalence* 95% C.I. Prevalence* 95% C.I. P-value
Sociodemography        
Living in urban area 45.7 44.0 47.4 51.5 45.5 57.6 0.07
Education >= 12 years 30.5 29.0 32.1 23.7 18.9 29.2 0.02
Children 88.0 86.8 89.0 55.4 49.3 61.3 <0.0001
Friends/relatives > 10 29.5 28.0 31.1 21.9 17.3 27.3 0.01
Risk factors/comorbidities        
Hypertension 55.9 54.2 57.6 54.0 47.8 60.1 0.56
HDL/total Cholesterol >= 5 49.3 47.6 50.9 48.5 42.4 54.5 0.81
Prevalent myocardial infarction 4.3 3.6 5.1 4.2 2.4 7.1 0.93
Prevalent diabetes 7.1 6.3 8.1 8.1 5.4 12.0 0.54
body mass index <25 19.3 18.0 20.7 27.3 22.2 33.0 0.002
25 <= body mass index < 30 57.9 56.2 59.6 50.4 44.3 56.4 0.02
body mass index >= 30 22.7 21.3 24.2 22.2 17.6 27.7 0.85
Angina pectoris 5.3 4.6 6.2 6.7 4.2 10.4 0.36
Unfavourable self rated health 26.2 24.7 27.7 29.5 24.3 35.3 0.25
Health behaviours        
Physician visit (last 12 months) 84.7 83.3 85.9 84.8 80.0 88.6 0.95
Cancer screening (last 12 months) 23.0 21.6 24.5 21.7 17.1 27.2 0.63
Dentist visit (last 12 months) 64.0 62.3 65.6 62.9 56.8 68.6 0.73
Physically active 37.8 36.2 39.5 34.8 29.3 40.9 0.34
Current smoker 24.0 22.6 25.5 37.4 31.6 43.5 <0.0001
Alcohol >= 40 g/d 31.8 30.2 33.4 33.9 28.4 40.0 0.48