Table 1

Characteristics of the population aged 65 years or older in Norway, 2009

PredictorsNumber of cellsNumber of individuals hospitalisedPopulationUnplanned hospitalisation rate per 1000
Level 1: cells (N=4280)
 Males (years)
  65–6942810 670104 437102
  70–74428997173 812135
  75–7942810 79758 719184
  80–8442811 10243 713254
  85+42812 17833 903359
 Females (years)
  65–694288728107 56781
  70–74428915283 883109
  75–7942811 30574 094153
  80–8442813 76065 412210
  85+42823 15276 924301
 Total4280120 815722 464167
Level 2: municipalities (N=428)
 Travel time to hospital (min)
  0–19111079 791465 819171
  20–60179028 718177 513162
  60+138012 30679 132156
 LTC
  1. Lowest 25%107066 071390 986169
  2107031 030189 507164
  3108014 95288 427169
  4. Highest 25%1060876253 544164
 GP rate
  1. Lowest 25%106014 03086 837162
  2107035 013212 891164
  3106048 917283 533173
  4. Highest 25%109022 855139 203164
 Educational level
  1. Highest 25%108058 768344 522171
  2106026 333159 290165
  3107022 984141 321163
  4. Lowest 25%107012 73077 331165
 Mortality
  1. Lowest 25%104020 997129 722162
  2108034 623209 723165
  3108033 255203 236164
  4. Highest 25%108031 940179 783178
 Recipients of disability benefits
  1. Lowest 25%111047 976280 541171
  2107027 367164 646166
  3104028 525175 244163
  4. Highest 25%106016 947102 033166
 Municipality w/hospital
  No378061 973387 324160
  Yes50058 842335 140176
Level 3: hospital regions (N=52)
  • GP, general practitioner; LTC, long-term care.