Table 2

Sociodemographic characteristics of the individuals in each of the five identified trajectories; (%), χ2-test value and Nagelkerke R2 with variable removed, and difference in Nagelkerke R2 with variable removed and Nagelkerke R2 of full model (R2=0.294)

Late decrease (%)Fluctuating (%)Slow decrease (%)Medium fast decrease (%)Fast decrease (%)χ2-test p valueNagelkerke R2 with variable removedDifference in Nagelkerke R2 to full model
Sex
 Male44.343.447.646.650.40.0180.2910.003
 Female55.756.652.453.449.6
Age (years)
 18–392.63.34.64.07.0<0.0010.2890.005
 40–4915.815.215.814.520.6
 50–5416.919.618.516.718.3
 55–5930.327.827.629.025.3
 60–6434.334.033.435.728.9
Birth country
 Sweden88.187.788.692.589.7<0.0010.2920.002
 Other Nordic4.54.95.44.13.3
 Other EU251.32.11.81.12.5
 Rest of the world6.15.34.22.34.5
Educational level
 Elementary26.120.124.519.717.3<0.0010.2830.011
 High school58.056.455.852.550.8
 University/college15.823.519.827.731.9
Type of living area
 Large city28.029.630.628.934.30.0040.2910.003
 Medium-sized town31.938.535.735.032.1
 Rural40.131.933.736.133.6
Marital status
 Single45.447.844.140.440.70.0080.2920.002
 Married/registered partnership54.652.255.959.659.3
Employment status
 Employed81.887.086.688.291.4<0.0010.2880.006
 Unemployed12.94.05.47.04.2
 Self-employed5.38.98.04.84.4