Table 1

Characteristics of the study population, men and women aged 25–74 years in 2012

VariableMenWomen
n11 13313 377
Age (mean, SD)55.4 (13.5)53.4 (13.8)
Educational level (%)
  Low20.515.3
  Medium47.644.8
  High31.939.9
Economic difficulties (%)
  No88.485.4
  Yes11.614.6
Employment status (%)
  Employed52.056.8
  Self-employed10.64.1
  Student1.42.9
  Unemployed2.93.5
  On sickness leave1.93.4
  On disability pension2.84.4
  Retired28.324.9
Social support (%)
  Yes87.790.9
  No12.39.1