Table 1

Baseline characteristics of individuals aged 60–69 years old in 1995–1997 participating in the HUNT Study, HUNT2 (1995–1997) and HUNT3 (2006–2008), n=5050

Independent variables (HUNT2)n (%)Adjustment variables (HUNT2)n (%)Outcome variables (HUNT3)n (%)
AnxietyGenderADL disability
  HADS-A≤73471 (88.0) Women2738 (54.2) Walk43 (1.0)
  HADS-A≥8472 (12.0) Men2312 (45.8) Toilet32 (0.7)
  Total3943 (78.1) Total5050 (100.0) Wash yourself50 (1.2)
DepressionEducation Bath/shower82 (1.9)
  HADS-D≤73996 (88.2) Primary2166 (43.0) Dress40 (0.9)
  HADS-D≥8534 (11.8) Secondary2343 (46.5) Go to bed and get up34 (0.8)
  Total4530 (89.7) Tertiary533 (10.6) Eat22 (0.5)
Self-rated health Total5042 (99.8) No ADL4270 (97.6)
  Good3145 (62.8)Marital status Any ADL104 (2.4)
  Poor1864 (37.2) Married4021 (79.8) Average ADL0.02
  Total5009 (99.2) Unmarried1021 (20.2) Total4374 (86.6)
Life satisfaction Total5042 (99.8)IADL disability
  Good4253 (85.8)Chronic illness Prepare warm meals141 (3.3)
  Poor702 (14.2) No2378 (50.0) Do light housework76 (1.8)
  Total4955 (98.1) Yes2381 (50.0) Do heavier housework564 (13.1)
Daily smoker Total4759 (94.2) Do the laundry347 (8.2)
  No3997 (80.1) Pay bills168 (3.9)
  Yes992 (19.9) Take the medicines56 (1.3)
  Total4989 (98.8) Go out69 (1.6)
Alcohol Do the shopping142 (3.3)
  CAGE≤13315 (95.2) Take the bus301 (7.2)
  CAGE≥2167 (4.8) No IADL3488 (80.1)
  Total3482 (69.0) Any IADL869 (19.9)
Sleep duration Average IADL0.20
  7–9 hours3669 (83.0) Total4357 (86.3)
  ≤6/≥10749 (17.0)ADL/IADL disability
  Total4418 (87.5) No ADL/IADL3501 (79.7)
Sitting time Any ADL/IADL891 (20.3)
  ≤7 hours2974 (73.4) Average ADL/IADL0.20
  ≥8 hours1078 (26.6) Total4392 (87.0)
  Total4052 (80.2)
Social participationMortality during follow-up1475
  Participates2341 (52.8)Non-participation in HUNT32533
  Seldom, never2094 (47.2)
  Total4435 (87.8)
Physical activity
  Active2403 (55.5)
  Inactive1928 (44.5)
  Total4331 (85.8)
  • ADL, activities of daily living; CAGE, Cut down, Annoyed, Guilty, Eye opener (questionnaire for problematic alcohol behaviour); HADS-A, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale-Anxiety; HADS-D, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale-Depression; HUNT, Nord-Trøndelag Health Study; IADL, instrumental activities of daily living.