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Table 1 Characteristics of AF patients and ablation patients. Norway, 2008-2017

From: Socioeconomic and geographic differences in ablation of atrial fibrillation in Norway - a national cohort study

  Atrial fibrillation Ablation (% proportion with ablation)
  Female Male Total Female Male Total
Number of patients 29 233 59 301 88 534 2 759 (9.4%) 7 966 (13.4%) 10 725 (12.1%)
Age at diagnosis, mean [SD] 64.6 [9.9] 63.0 [9.8] 63.6 [9.8] 59.1 [10.6] 57.7 [10.0] 58.0 [10.2]
Age at exit , mean [SD] 68.1 [10.4] 66.7 [10.3] 67.1 [10.4] 61.1 [11.1] 59.5 [10.2] 59.9 [10.5]
Years to exit , mean [SD] 3.5 [2.7] 3.6 [2.8] 3.6 [2.8] 1.9 [2.1] 1.9 [2.1] 1.9 [2.1)
Age group
25-49 2 041 4 458 6 499 430 (21.1%) 1 283 (28.8%) 1 713 (26.4%)
50-59 2 879 7 867 10 746 550 (19.1%) 2 204 (28.0%) 2 754 (25.6%)
60-69 7 651 18 359 26 010 1 143 (14.9%) 3 224 (17.6%) 4 367 (16.8%)
70-80 16 662 28 617 45 279 636 (3.8%) 1 255 (4.4%) 1 891 (4.2%)
Education
Low 8 580 13 232 21 812 563 (6.6%) 1 142 (8.6%) 1 705 (7.8%)
Medium 13 643 29 122 42 765 1 313 (9.6%) 3 705 (12.7%) 5 018 (11.7%)
High 7 010 16 947 23 957 883 (12.6%) 3 119 (18.4%) 4 002 (16.7%)
Income
Low 14 315 10 861 25 176 1 004 (7.0%) 745 (6.9%) 1 749 (6.9%)
Medium 12 156 31 108 43 264 1 339 (11.0%) 3 506 (11.3%) 4 845 (11.2%)
High 2 762 17 332 20 094 416 (15.1%) 3 715 (21.4%) 4 131 (20.6%)
Hospital referral area (HT)
Finnmark (N) 326 847 1 173 15 (4.6%) 68 (8.0%) 83 (7.1%)
UNN (N) ± 977 2 183 3 160 55 (5.6%) 239 (10.9%) 294 (9.3%)
Nordland (N) 765 1 714 2 479 36 (4.7%) 178 (10.4%) 214 (8.6%)
Helgeland (N) 528 1 086 1 614 45 (8.5%) 112 (10.3%) 157 (9.7%)
Nord-Trøndelag (C) 732 1 555 2 287 66 (9.0%) 214 (13.8%) 280 (12.2%)
St. Olavs (C) ± 1 390 3 188 4 578 211 (15.2%) 707 (22.2%) 918 (20.1%)
Møre-Romsdal (C) 1 254 2 809 4 063 158 (12.6%) 425 (15.1%) 583 (14.3%)
Førde (W) 590 1 350 1 940 48 (8.1%) 140 (10.4%) 188 (9.7%)
Bergen (W) ± 1 959 4 472 6 431 223 (11.4%) 744 (16.6%) 967 (15.0%)
Fonna (W) 924 2 098 3 022 115 (12.4%) 335 (16.0%) 450 (14.9%)
Stavanger (W) 3 326 5 180 8 506 198 (6.0%) 526 (10.2%) 724 (8.5%)
Østfold (SE) 1 689 3 391 5 080 144 (8.5%) 417 (12.3%) 561 (11.0%)
Akershus (SE) 2 808 5 253 8 061 257 (9.2%) 673 (12.8%) 930 (11.5%)
OUS (SE) ± 1 224 2 597 3 821 131 (10.7%) 398 (15.3%) 529 (13.8%)
Lovisenberg (SE) 368 775 1 143 45 (12.2%) 106 (13.7%) 151 (13.2%)
Diakonhjemmet (SE) 613 1 378 1 991 70 (11.4%) 231 (16.8%) 301 (15.1%)
Innlandet (SE) 2 497 4 992 7 489 179 (7.2%) 487 (9.8%) 666 (8.9%)
Vestre Viken (SE) 2 884 5 714 8 598 334 (11.6%) 825 (14.4%) 1 159 (13.5%)
Vestfold (SE) 1 567 2 975 4 542 139 (8.9%) 358 (12.0%) 497 (10.9%)
Telemark (SE) 1 103 2 302 3 405 125 (11.3%) 343 (14.9%) 468 (13.7%)
Sørlandet (SE) 1 709 3 442 5 151 165 (9.7%) 440 (12.8%) 605 (11.7%)
  1. Exit is ablation, death, emigration or end of study period. For ablation patients the exit is ablation. At the time of exit. The four regional health authorities: N North, C Central, W West and SE South-East. ± Hospital trust (HT) with ablation centre. Location of private ablation centre