Table 1

Characteristics at baseline year 1990 among the study population stratified by region

Native SwedesWestern migrantsNon-Western migrants
n (%)
Total1 405 04714 19960 755
Sex
 Male720 155 (51.3)7807 (55.0)35 920 (59.1)
 Female684 892 (48.7)6392 (45.0)24 835 (40.9)
Education
 Elementary school or lower314 947 (22.4)2740 (19.3)20 870 (34.4)
 Upper secondary school553 675 (39.4)1708 (12.0)11 203 (18.4)
 University531 234 (37.8)5756 (40.5)19 687 (32.4)
 Unknown education5191 (0.4)3995 (28.1)8995 (14.8)
Age (years)
 18–24 330 508 (23.5)2846 (20.0)13 206 (21.7)
 25–35 494 356 (35.2)8777 (61.8)34 721 (57.1)
 36–47 580 183 (41.3)2576 (18.1)12 828 (21.1)
Occupation
 White-collar527 467 (37.5)2660 (18.7)3217 (5.3)
 Blue-collar639 097 (45.5)4925 (34.7)23 905 (39.3)
 Other/Unemployed238 483 (17.0)6614 (46.6)33 633 (55.4)
Labour market attachment* (years)
 0–2 196 972 (14.0)8318 (58.6)39 077 (64.3)
 3–6 1 208 075 (86.0)5881 (41.4)21 678 (35.7)
  • *Yearly income from work annually, 1991–1996.