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Table 1 Participants in the 1968–69 examination for the Population Study of Women in Gothenburg; relevant descriptive data in 196869 concerning cohorts taking part in the Cesarec-Marke Personality Schedule and Eysenck Personality Inventory instrument examination

From: Personality in women and associations with mortality: a 40-year follow-up in the Population Study of Women in Gothenburg

  Age 38 n = 87 (%) Age 46 n = 219 (%) Age 50 n = 215 (%) Age 54 n = 68 (%) Total n = 589 (%)
Mortality      
  Dead within 40 years (n (%)) 24(27.6) 123(56.2) 156(72.6) 59(86.8) 362(61.5)
Marital status      
  Unmarried 5.7 6.9 6.5 4.4 6.3
  Married 85.0 82.9 80.9 75.0 81.6
  Divorced 8.0 7.8 6.0 10.3 7.5
  Widowed 1.1 2.3 6.5 10.3 4.6
Socioeconomic group      
  1 14.1 17.8 11.0 13.1 14.3
  2 50.6 44.1 43.1 39.3 44.2
  3 35.3 38.0 45.9 47.5 41.5
No children at home (%) 13.8 13.8 17.7 13.2 15.2
Education
  Elementary school 66.7 68.1 73.0 77.6 70.8
  High school 25.3 24.5 23.0 22.4 24.1
  Academic education 8.0 7.4 3.3 0  
Alcohol (% yes)
  Beer (≥some days per month) 72.4 68.2 64.7 61.9 66.8
  Wine (≥some days per month) 52.9 50.7 54.0 52.5 52.3
  Liquor (≥some days per month) 24.1 24.0 30.7 27.9 26.9
Physically inactive during leisure time (% yes) 14.9 17.1 20.9 17.6 18.2
Smoking (% yes) 44.8 40.6 37.7 45.6 40.7