Table 1

Good SRH by sex and characteristics of the study population

Study population (n=33 734)Women (n=17 514)Men (n=16 220)
nPer centSRH good (%)nPer centSRH good (%)
Age group (years)
 40–50705840.377.6651740.281.7
 51–60570932.664.4532832.872.1
 61–70474727.156.6437527.059.6
BMI (kg/m2)
 <18.568210.658.448040.242.9
 18.5–24.9702639.172.8869429.775.3
 25.0–29.9348940.368.5263553.873.6
 >30 (0.4% missing)10420.056.53516.364.8
Smoking status
 Never smoked daily697340.170.3484930.180.0
 Previous daily smoker465126.768.0610537.969.8
 Daily smoker (0.7% missing)576333.164.3517232.069.1
Alcohol use
 None to low intake14 88888.766.711 48873.271.0
 Moderate intake14718.876.8283918.178.7
 High intake (3.7% missing)4302.676.313758.878.3
Educational level (years)
 <10813348.560.5571136.563.1
 10–12568233.972.8661542.276.0
 >12 (3.8% missing)296217.780.0333921.384.7
Employed
 Yes11 53967.277.112 30977.179.9
 No (1.8% missing)562732.849.0366522.949.2
Any long-term impairment
 No10 34859.185.9991263.088.7
 Yes (4.1% missing)627535.839.8582937.046.0
Thyroid function
 No thyroid disease14 37386.268.7780494.372.1
 Unknown hypothyroidism1070.678.5160.268.8
 Subclinical hypothyroidism4662.875.01501.866.4
 Known hypothyroidism8585.148.91241.558.1
 Other thyroid dysfunction (1.3% missing)8725.261.41802.256.2
Diabetes mellitus
 No diabetes11 27964.669.4919656.974.6
 Unknown diabetes460.352.2880.567.8
 Probable diabetes572832.865.9639239.671.5
 Known diabetes (0.4% missing)3952.343.14823.049.5
Blood pressure status
 Normotensive913552.672.4685842.777.5
 Unknown mild/moderate hypertension447325.867.9534333.374.7
 Unknown severe hypertension4032.470.73492.273.8
 Known hypertension (0.9% missing)332719.254.0349821.859.6
 Overall study population, HUNT234 33297.370.330 37898.474.9
  • BMI, body mass index; HUNT, Nord-Trøndelag Health Study; SRH, self-rated health.