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Table 1 Base-line characteristics for subjects reporting diabetes as a chronic illness in the Swedish Living Conditions Survey 1980–2004.

From: Improved survival in both men and women with diabetes between 1980 and 2004 – a cohort study in Sweden

   1980–1984 1985–1989 1990–1994 1995–1999 2000–2004
No % No % No No % % No %
Diabetes among population            
   Age 40–64 M 146 2.4 135 2.4 147 2.6 152 2.7 221 3.9
  F 91 1.5 98 1.8 86 1.5 106 1.8 140 2.3
   Age 65–74 M 116 5.8 120 6.3 96 5.9 106 7.1 142 9.0
  F 130 5.9 126 6.0 101 5.7 130 7.8 129 7.3
   Age 75–84 M 108 7.1 74 6.9 65 6.8 80 8.2 111 10.3
  F 166 8.3 117 7.9 122 9.8 96 7.8 132 8.9
CHD or hypertension1 among diabetics M 151 40.8 117 35.6 94 30.5 138 40.8 227 47.9
  F 214 55.3 150 44.0 132 42.7 145 43.7 219 54.6
CHD or hypertension1 among non-diabetics M 1 684 18.4 1 419 17.1 1 288 16.1 1 317 16.9 1 610 20.4
  F 2 274 22.9 1 632 18.6 1 405 16.5 1 445 17.2 1 738 19.6
Daily smokers among diabetics M 101 27.3 71 21.6 69 22.4 70 20.7 73 15.4
  F 42 10.9 38 11.1 29 9.4 43 13.0 54 13.5
Daily smokers among non-diabetics M 3 057 33.4 2 464 29.8 2 150 26.8 1 686 21.6 1 474 18.6
  F 1 989 20.0 1 929 21.9 2 026 23.8 1 863 22.1 1 768 19.9
  1. Number of observations (No.) and percentages (%).
  2. 1. ICD-9: 401 – 429 Hypertension and coronary heart disease.