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Table 2 Study population characteristics

From: Comparative observational study of mortality amenable by health policy and care between rural and urban Finland: no excess segregation of mortality in the capital despite its increasing residential differentiation

   1992 2008
Study population   3 104 684 3 290 739
Gender Men 48.8 % 49.6 %
Women 51.2 % 50.4 %
Age group 25–39 years 36.7 % 29.3 %
40–44 years 13.7 % 11.1 %
45–49 years 11.5 % 11.2 %
50–54 years 9.3 % 11.5 %
55–59 years 8.0 % 12.0 %
60–64 years 8.1 % 10.9 %
65–69 years 7.2 % 7.6 %
70–74 years 5.5 % 6.4 %
Geographical area HKI 10.4 % 11.1 %
NNMM 22.1 % 24.6 %
RoF 67.5 % 64.3 %
Income quintile Lowest 15.5 % 14.6 %
2 18.4 % 17.1 %
3 19.5 % 19.5 %
4 21.7 % 22.7 %
Highest 25.0 % 26.1 %
Living alone Yes 15.9 % 21.6 %
No 84.1 % 78.4 %
Long-term unemployed Yes 1.4 % 2.5 %
No 98.6 % 97.5 %
  1. HKI city of Helsinki, NNMM nine next-most populated municipalities, RoF rest of Finland