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Table 2 Characteristics of deaths in the group with intellectual disability (ID) and the matched control population

From: Mortality patterns and risk among older men and women with intellectual disability: a Swedish national retrospective cohort study

  Deaths among individuals with intellectual disability (ID) (n = 3147) Deaths among matched control population
Sub-sample of individuals with DS (n = 761)
n (%)
Sub-sample of individuals with ID (DS excluded) (n = 3977)
n (%)
All individuals with ID (n = 4738)
n (%)
Total (n = 8364)
n (%)
Sex
 Men 385 (50.6) 2227 (56.0) 2612 (55.1) 4877 (58.3)
 Women 376 (49.4) 1750 (44.0) 2126 (44.9) 3487 (41.7)
Age group in 2002
 42–44 year 18 (2.4) 36 (0.9) 54 (1.1) 51 (0.6)
 45–54 year 344 (45.2) 852 (21.4) 1196 (25.2) 1172 (14.0)
 55–64 year 346 (45.5) 1446 (36.4) 1792 (37.8) 2450 (29.3)
 65–74 year 49 (6.4) 1067 (26.8) 1116 (23.6) 2501 (29.9)
 75–79 year 1 (0.1) 339 (8.5) 340 (7.2) 1160 (13.9)
 80+ year 3 (0.4) 237 (6.0) 240 (5.1) 1030 (12.3)
Marital status
 Married 9 (1.2) 195 (5.0) 204 (4.4) 4284 (51.6)
 Not married 732 (98.8) 3743 (95.1) 4475 (95.6) 4025 (48.4)
Country of birth
 Swedish-born 749 (98.4) 3857 (97.0) 4606 (97.2) 7479 (89.4)
 Foreign-born 12 (1.6) 120 (3.0) 132 (2.8) 885 (10.6)
  1. The control population was matched by sex, birth year and year of first hospitalisation/access to LSS services to individuals with ID. All variables differed significantly between the two groups; that is, all individuals with ID and their matched control population (p < 0.001)