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Table 1 Description of the study population in proportions (%) stratified by age group and sex

From: Socio-demographic differences in the frequent use of emergency department care by older persons: a population-based study in Stockholm County

   65–79 yrs 80+ yrs
Total Men Women Men Women
N = 356,375 n = 124,232 n = 138.187 n = 34,263 n = 59,693
(%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
Income Group 1 (low) 19.8 13.6 18.7 16.0 37.2
Group 2 20.0 13.7 18.5 29.5 30.9
Group 3 19.9 19.1 19.7 28.1 17.7
Group 4 19.9 24.8 21.7 15.5 8.2
Group 5 (high) 20.0 28.3 20.9 10.6 5.8
Missing 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2
Residential area Rest 96.6 96.4 96.3 97.1 97.1
Disadvantaged 3.4 3.6 3.7 2.9 2.9
Country of birth Sweden 79.7 79.7 78.9 82.8 79.9
Other 19.6 19.8 20.8 15.7 18.5
Missing 0.72 0.5 0.3 1.5 1.6
Living situation Cohabiting 47.9 62.1 47.2 51.2 17.9
Alone 47.8 36.8 51.6 39.3 66.6
Institution 4.4 1.1 1.2 9.5 15.5
Multi-morbidity None 19.6 25.3 20.8 10.1 10.6
1 condition 19.0 21.1 21.4 12.4 12.7
2 to 4 conditions 41.5 38.9 42.8 42.4 43.6
≥5 conditions 19.9 14.7 15.0 35.1 33.1
Home-health care None 92.9 97 96.9 84.2 80.4
Basic care 6.0 2.0 2.3 13.6 18.3
Advanced care 1.1 1.0 0.8 2.2 1.3
Oupatient visits 0–5 visits 37.1 44.8 38.6 23.7 25.0
6–10 visits 18.5 18.7 18.5 16.5 16.2
>  10 visits 44.4 36.5 41.6 59.8 58.8
ED visits None 74.9 79.4 80.3 60.2 61.2
1 visit 14.7 12.6 12.4 20.2 21.1
2–3 visits 7.9 6.1 5.6 14.3 13.5
4+ visits 2.5 1.9 1.6 5.3 4.2
Died in 2014 Died 3.8 2.0 1.3 10.2 9.4