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Table 1 Description of characteristics of study population by gender

From: Equitable health services for the young? A decomposition of income-related inequalities in young adults’ utilization of health care in Northern Sweden

  Women Men Total
N % N % N %
Health care utilization
 Youth clinic visits 381 22.72 50 4.07 431 14.8
 GP visit 520 30.79 222 18.09 742 25.5
Age
 16–18 years 413 23.7 344 27.0 757 25.1
 19–22 years 800 45.9 569 44.7 1369 45.4
 23–25 years 529 30.4 361 28.3 890 29.5
Education level
 Low level 750 49.9 528 51.2 1278 50.5
 Medium/High level 752 50.1 503 48.8 1255 49.6
Place of birth
 Sweden 1639 94.1 1167 91.6 2806 93.0
 Other country 103 5.9 107 8.4 210 7.0
Household income (SEK) a
 Lowest quintile 111,933 48345.0 126,208 73681.6 115,034 56312.0
 2 252,912 48765.8 316,961 47173.2 280,603 49413.0
 3 432,905 48357.7 481,338 39808.3 454,306 45566.6
 4 577,964 38541.3 602,779 37261.8 588,938 36752.0
 Highest quintile 847,184 346586.2 864,326 319545.7 855,054 334927.7
Cash margin
 Yes 1069 61.97 855 67.75 1924 64.4
 No 656 38.03 407 32.25 1063 35.6
Type of occupation
 Working 461 26.46 352 27.63 813 27.0
 Studying 933 53.56 650 51.02 1583 52.5
 Unemployed 162 9.3 163 12.79 325 10.8
 Other 186 10.68 109 8.56 295 9.8
Municipality size of residence
 > 50,000 habitants with hospital 443 25.43 334 26.22 777 25.8
 10,000–50,000 habitants with hospital 323 18.54 224 17.58 547 18.1
 10,000–50,000 habitants without hospital 290 16.65 228 17.9 518 17.2
 < 10,000 habitants without hospital 686 39.38 488 38.3 1174 38.9
Youth clinic
 Yes 1131 65.11 826 64.94 1957 65.0
 No 606 34.89 446 35.06 1052 35.0
Self-rated health
 Very good 420 24.32 426 33.68 846 28.3
 Good 933 54.02 655 51.78 1588 53.1
 Fair 314 18.18 154 12.17 468 15.6
 Poor/Very poor 60 3.48 30 2.37 90 3.0
Long term illness 524 30.39 345 27.29 869 29.1
Mental healtha 22.64 5.8 20.65 4.6 21.80 5.4
Health complaintsa 13.92 3.1 12.32 2.5 13.24 3.0
Alcohol problems 141 10.4 120 12.8 261 11.4
Drug use 69 4.0 72 5.7 141 4.7
Violence 141 8.1 113 8.9 254 8.4
  1. a mean (standard deviation)