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Table 1 The study population by covariates and outpatient health care use in 2016 (n = 91,737)

From: Frequent attenders of three outpatient health care schemes in Finland: characteristics and association with long-term sickness absences, 2016–2018

  n %
Sex
 Male 46,773 51.0
 Female 44,964 49.0
Age group
 25–34 27,797 30.3
 35–44 24,876 27.1
 45–54 21,711 23.7
 55–64 17,353 18.9
Marital status
 Married 44,793 48.8
 Unmarried 35,450 38.6
 Divorced / separated / widowed 11,494 12.5
Educational level
 Upper tertiary 17,413 19.0
 Lower tertiary 26,631 29.0
 Secondary 38,565 42.0
 Basic 9128 10.0
Occupational class
 Upper non-manual employee 21,672 23.6
 Lower non-manual employee 26,103 28.5
 Manual worker 15,737 17.2
 Entrepreneur 5586 6.1
 Other 22,639 24.7
Entitlement to reimbursement of medicine expenses
 No 74,078 80.8
 Yes, 1 disease 13,836 15.1
 Yes, multiple diseases 3823 4.2
Scheme use and overlap in 2016
 Only Public 19,701 21.5
 Only OHS 17,564 19.1
 Only Private 3572 3.9
 Used all schemes 7038 7.7
 Public + OHS 15,417 16.8
 Public + private 6709 7.3
 OHS+ private 5351 5.8
 No use 16,385 17.9
All 91,737 100.0