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Table 2 Predicted proportion of individuals not being hospitalised by age 80 years, not being re-admitted 2 years after hospitalisation, surviving 5 years after hospitalisation, and surviving to age 80 and 87 years, by number of children and children’s education level

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 adult children Men Women
0 1 2 3 4 5+ 0 1 2 3+ 4 5+
Not hospitalised by age 80 years (%) 31.1 29.9 30.0 28.6 27.7 26.5 39.8 38.8 38.9 36.2 35.1 32.1
Not re-admitted 2 years after hospitalisation (%) 53.1 53.7 53.4 52.1 50.6 49.0 55.1 57.7 58.5 56.5 57.0 54.4
Surviving 5 years after hospitalisation (%) 73.6 75.2 75.4 76.0 74.2 70.6 80.2 81.3 83.9 83.6 83.3 81.7
Surviving to age 80 years (%) 73.9 74.7 75.9 75.7 74.7 71.5 83.7 84.7 86.1 85.6 85.2 83.1
Surviving to age 87 years (%) 41.2 42.5 44.6 44.2 42.5 37.4 55.9 58.2 61.3 60.1 59.4 54.7
  Men Women
Adult children’s education level Basic Sec. ≤2 yrs Sec. > 2 yrs Tert. ≤2 yrs Tert. > 2 yrs   Basic Sec. ≤2 yr Sec. > 2 yrs Tert. ≤2 yrs Tert. > 2 yrs  
Not hospitalised by age 80 years (%) 27.9 29.5 31.2 31.6 33.0   38.0 38.7 39.7 41.0 41.6  
Not re-admitted 2 years after hospitalisation (%) 50.9 51.7 53.0 53.7 54.9   57.8 58.5 59.1 60.7 61.2  
Surviving 5 years after hospitalisation (%) 74.8 75.5 76.3 77.1 78.7   82.3 83.8 83.8 84.5 86.1  
Surviving to age 80 years (%) 73.1 75.1 76.3 77.3 79.2   84.4 85.7 86.5 87.4 88.3  
Surviving to age 87 years (%) 39.8 43.2 45.3 47.0 50.5   57.2 60.1 62.0 64.2 66.3  
  1. Models were estimated for married individuals in the median birth cohort (and median year of hospitalisation) holding covariates (parental education and parental income in models for number of adult children, and, parental education and income, number of adult children, adult children’s income and parental age at first birth in models for adult children’s education level) at their mean. This can be interpreted as, for example, the predicted proportion surviving to age 80 years by number of children for individuals with basic education and income in the third quintile. Or as the predicted proportion surviving to age 80 years by adult children’s education level children for parents with basic education, income in the third quintile, with two adult children, children’s income in the third quintile and parental age at first birth of 25–30 years