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Table 1 Distribution of study population (patients with myocardial infarction, MI), number of statin medication events, and age-standardized rates by neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES)

From: Neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics and statin medication in patients with myocardial infarction: a Swedish nationwide follow-up study

  Population Distribution Statin medication Neighborhood SES
   (%) No. % High Middle Low
Total population (%) 116,840     22,172 (19 %) 72,655 (62 %) 22,013 (19 %)
Statin medication    104,766 89.7 90.6 89.7 88.6
Sex
 Men 80,351 68.8 73,223 91.1 91.8 90.6 89.0
 Women 36,489 31.2 31,543 86.4 87.5 87.6 87.4
Age (years)        
  < 50 18,623 15.9 17,185 92.3 92.1 92.5 91.7
 50–59 34,009 29.1 32,147 94.5 95.1 94.6 93.6
 60–69 40,034 34.3 36,786 91.9 92.3 92.1 90.8
 70–79 24,174 20.7 18,648 77.1 78.6 77.4 74.8
Educational attainment
  ≤ 9 55,061 47.1 47,813 86.8 89.5 88.9 87.9
 10–12 31,699 27.1 29,147 91.9 91.2 91.2 89.5
  > 12 30,080 25.7 27,806 92.4 92.2 91.3 89.9
Marital status
 Married/cohabiting 71,108 60.9 64,923 91.3 91.6 91.4 91.0
 Never married, widowed, or divorced 45,732 39.1 39,843 87.1 88.4 87.1 85.9
Family income
 Low income 29,298 25.1 25,201 86.0 88.1 87.7 87.5
 Middle–low income 29,175 25.0 25,538 87.5 89.1 89.1 87.2
 Middle–high income 29,202 25.0 26,812 91.8 90.8 91.0 90.5
 High income 29,165 25.0 27,215 93.3 92.1 91.6 91.7
Country of origin
 Sweden 99,947 85.5 89,581 89.6 90.6 89.8 88.5
 Finland 5113 4.4 4568 89.3 90.4 88.2 87.0
 Western countries 1379 1.2 1235 89.6 91.2 88.9 90.6
 Eastern European countries 2500 2.1 2310 92.4 90.7 90.6 89.8
 Middle Eastern countries 2469 2.1 2287 92.6 88.1 88.9 90.1
 Others 5432 4.6 4785 88.1 89.3 88.4 86.5
Urban/rural status
 Large cities 52,572 45.0 46,829 89.1 90.1 89.0 87.6
 Southern Sweden 41,907 35.9 38,125 91.0 92.2 90.9 90.4
 Northern Sweden 22,361 19.1 19,812 88.6 89.5 88.7 87.7