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Table 1 Characteristics of study population by sex and number of children (N = 890,544)

From: The role of children and their socioeconomic resources for the risk of hospitalisation and mortality – a nationwide register-based study of the total Swedish population over the age 70

Number of children Men (n = 401,997) Women (n = 488,547)
0
n = 79,653
1
n = 79,268
2
n = 142,256
3
n = 68,807
4
n = 21,905
≥5
n = 10,108
0
n = 75,236
1
n = 103,136
2
n = 174,801
3
n = 88,242
4
n = 30,919
≥5
n = 16,213
Median age at death (years) 83.90 85.36 86.04 85.84 85.12 84.13 87.46 88.16 88.82 88.67 88.09 87.23
Proportion who died (%) 50.7 44.7 37.6 39.3 45.2 53.2 39.5 36.4 29.7 30.7 35.2 42.6
Median age at first hosp. (years) 75.88 75.98 76.10 75.85 75.45 75.17 77.50 77.34 77.40 77.01 76.58 76.22
Proportion with hospitalisation (%) 72.5 73.9 71.0 72.8 76.5 79.1 70.6 72.4 68.8 70.3 74.4 78.7
Mean age at first birth (years) 30.24 27.88 26.23 25.10 23.89 27.27 25.02 23.38 22.24 21.19
Marrieda (%) 40.23 73.70 80.37 79.55 76.51 73.30 38.73 56.56 63.66 61.48 57.34 50.70
Index person’s educationa
 Basic (%) 59.15 50.16 45.63 47.40 53.42 64.03 48.84 56.04 52.16 53.58 60.66 71.57
 Secondary (%) 28.62 34.93 36.16 32.89 30.23 26.12 32.32 32.11 33.63 31.75 28.74 23.13
 Tertiary (%) 12.23 14.91 18.20 19.71 16.35 9.85 18.84 11.85 14.21 14.67 10.59 5.30
Partner’s educationa,b
 Basic (%) 50.09 52.29 46.41 46.28 52.37 62.71 48.84 51.42 47.19 49.45 56.76 68.78
 Secondary (%) 33.62 33.96 36.01 34.66 31.20 26.56 34.54 34.42 35.11 31.60 27.50 22.52
 Tertiary (%) 16.29 13.75 17.59 19.05 16.43 10.73 16.62 14.16 17.70 18.96 15.74 8.61
Children’s educationa
 Basic (%)   10.98 2.42 1.20 0.96 0.85   12.61 3.29 1.77 1.29 1.27
 Secondary ≤2 yrs. (%)   30.70 21.76 18.16 18.39 20.33   30.63 23.22 20.40 21.24 24.33
 Secondary > 2 yrs. (%)   16.13 15.63 14.76 16.12 17.79   15.45 14.96 14.39 15.86 17.76
 Tertiary ≤2 yrs. (%)   17.24 21.48 20.58 20.10 20.60   17.15 21.48 21.11 20.57 21.18
 Tertiary > 2 yrs. (%)   24.95 38.71 45.30 44.42 40.43   24.16 37.05 42.33 41.04 35.46
  1. aAt study entry; bonly married individuals included