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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics, number of deaths, and person-years follow-up by education group

From: Educational inequalities in mortality associated with rheumatoid arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders in Sweden

  Education
Low Medium High Missing
Number of people, n 288,307 406,854 304,075 70,409
Women,% 51.8 49.2 51.9 52.8
Age at entry, %
 30–49 34.6 66.1 75.6 52.3
 50–64 26.9 20.6 17.4 11.0
 65–79 29.0 11.0 6.1 9.4
 80+ 9.5 2.3 0.9 27.3
Marital status, %
 Never married 19.6 33.1 38.2 23.1
 Previously married 26.9 16.2 10.5 29.1
 Married 53.5 50.7 51.3 46.4
 Missing 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4
Born in Sweden, % 83.6 83.7 79.7 31.5
Deaths, number
 Rheumatoid arthritis 908 397 102 105
 Other MSK disorders 2305 1097 323 477
 Non-MSK disorders 99,340 53,243 19,217 22,507
Person-years follow-up 3,598,592 5,200,412 3,404,203 451,261
  1. MSK musculoskeletal