Table 1

Descriptive characteristics of the study population: a nationwide cohort of persons receiving home care services, with and without pharmacologically treated diabetes (2009–2014) (n=721 300)

2009
n=112 487
2010
n=117 673
2011
n=119 307
2012
n=122 566
2013
n=123 674
2014
n=125 593
Age (years), n (%)
 65–698159 (7.3)9083 (7.7)9963 (8.4)10 883 (8.9)11 669 (9.4)11 910 (9.5)
 70–7410 476 (9.3)11 057 (9.4)11 238 (9.4)11 871 (9.7)12 339 (10.0)13 197 (10.5)
 75–7917 226 (15.3)17 251 (14.7)17 201 (14.4)17 242 (14.1)17 469 (14.1)17 706 (14.1)
 80–8426 618 (23.7)27 247 (23.2)27 074 (22.7)27 500 (22.4)26 533 (21.5)26 393 (21.0)
 85–8930 681 (27.3)31 121 (26.5)30 768 (25.8)30 539 (24.9)30 252 (24.6)30 254 (24.1)
 90+19 327 (17.2)21 914 (18.6)23 063 (19.3)24 531 (20.0)25 412 (20.6)26 133 (20.8)
Female, n (%)74 391 (66.1)77 387 (65.8)78 258 (65.6)79 809 (65.1)79 902 (64.6)80 676 (64.2)
Living alone n (%)*62 765 (62.7)67 448 (63.8)69 615 (63.7)70 542 (63.1)72 413 (62.9)73 289 (62.7)
Home care service hours per year median (IQR)52 (14–161)52 (15–162)52 (17–168)52 (16–167)53 (16–167)52 (15–165)
Overall functional level (1–3)†
Persons with level 1, n (%)48 335 (49.5)49 033 (47.4)48 090 (45.8)48 077 (44.7)48 256 (44.4)48 298 (43.9)
Persons with level 2, n (%)38 302 (39.3)42 424 (41.0)44 358 (42.3)46 284 (43.0)46 729 (43.0)47 851 (43.5)
Persons with level 3, n (%)10 921 (11.2)11 963 (11.6)12 515 (11.9)13 315 (12.4)13 667 (12.6)13 922 (12.7)
Pharmacologically treated diabetes, n (%)16 007 (14.2)17 985 (15.3)18 393 (15.4)18 839 (15.4)19 291 (15.6)19 752 (15.7)
  • *Due to 8.6% missing data, civil status was registered in 91.4% (n=659 089).

  • †Due to 12.3% missing data, overall functional level was registered in 87.7% (n=632 340).