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Table 1 Baseline descriptives (2005) in percentages and incidence rates (IRs) for DP per 100 000 person-years (20062010) among MS patients and the general population, respectively

From: Co-morbidities increase the risk of disability pension among MS patients: a population-based nationwide cohort study

  MS patients General population
All (n = 10 750) At risk for DP (n = 4 519) All (n = 5 553 120) At risk for DP (n = 4 972 174)
% % Person-years at risk IRs % % Person-years at risk IRs
Gender         
Women 70.8 67.8 12 744 69.1 49.2 48.1 11 324 670 7.0
Men 29.2 32.2 6140 61.6 50.8 51.9 12 271 042 4.6
Age (mean years) 47.0 41.2    40.1 39.6   
Age-groups         
17-24 2.3 4.8 949 40.0 15.1 16.6 4 033 844 2.7
25-34 13.2 24.5 4 977 41.4 20.2 21.9 5 284 065 2.3
35-44 24.0 32.3 6 235 64.7 22.6 23.6 5 719 389 4.5
45-54 29.6 25.9 4 727 88.6 20.7 20.2 4 874 419 7.6
55-64 30.8 12.4 1 996 96.2 21.4 17.7 3 683 995 13.5
Living with partner         
No 45.1 42.1 8 018 60.6 50.3 50.1 11 733 753 5.7
Yes 54.9 57.9 10 866 71.0 49.7 49.9 11 861 959 5.6
Educational level         
Compulsory School (≤9 years) 17.1 9.6 1 656 92.4 20.2 18.5 4 258 677 9.2
High School (10–12 years) 49.1 45.3 8 408 75.5 47.8 47.8 11 339 322 5.9
University (≥13 years) 33.7 45.1 8 820 53.3 32.0 33.7 7 997 713 3.7
Country of birth         
Sweden 90.9 90.7 17 143 67.4 85.9 86.4 20 482 499 5.3
Other Nordic countries 2.9 2.4 420 81.0 3.1 2.8 621 577 10.0
EU 25 2.0 1.8 350 37.1 2.1 2.0 438 850 7.6
Other world 4.3 5.2 971 57.7 8.9 8.8 2 052 786 8.3
Type of living area         
Larger cities 36.8 41.6 8 137 50.8 37.1 37.5 8 854 806 4.7
Medium-sized municipalities 35.4 35.5 6 642 70.6 35.4 36.0 8 505 141 6.1
Smaller municipalities 27.8 22.9 4 105 91.6 27.5 26.5 6 235 765 6.7
Geographic region         
Stockholm County 22.3 26.8 5 174 46.2 21.5 21.8 3 951 156 4.6
East Middle Sweden 16.8 16.8 3 126 73.3 16.8 16.7 2 053 102 5.8
Småland and Islands 8.2 7.7 1 389 82.1 8.6 8.7 3 421 054 6.5
South Sweden 13.9 14.9 2 819 69.9 14.5 14.6 4 720 280 6.4
West Sweden 20.3 18.4 3 546 61.2 20.0 20.0 2 056 790 5.5
North Middle Sweden 8.5 7.1 1 267 90.0 8.9 8.7 934 219 5.8
Middle Norrland 3.9 3.4 607 100.5 4.0 4.0 1 302 967 7.6
Upper Norrland 6.0 5.3 956 91.0 5.6 5.5 3 951 156 7.0