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Table 1 Sample Means and Description Variable Definition

From: Who gets a mammogram amongst European women aged 50-69 years?

Variable Definition Mean (N = 6,893)
Variables from Wave 1 and 2 of the SHARE Dependent Variable  
Mammogram Mammogram screening in the last two years (Yes = 1, No = 0) 0.647
Explanatory Variables  
Physician Quality Index GP quality between 0 and 1 as explained in the text 0.301
Life Expectancy Self-stated probability of being alive in about 10 years 0.670
50 ≤ Age < 55   0.288
55 ≤ Age < 60   0.273
60 ≤ Age < 65   0.243
65 ≤ Age < 70   0.195
Self Assessed Health Excellent = 1 to poor = 5 2.907
Limitations in ADL Number of limitations in Activities of Daily Living 0.113
Heart Attack Chronic Conditions: Heart attack 0.067
Stroke Chronic Conditions: Stroke 0.019
Diabetes Chronic Conditions: Diabetes 0.074
Lung disease Chronic Conditions: Lung Disease 0.041
Has Partner Binary Variable for whether to women has a partner 0.744
Children in HH Number of children living in household 0.462
ISCED Low Education ISCED1 level between 0 and 2 0.444
Doctor visits ≥ 10 Number of doctor visits ≥ 10 within the previous 12 month 0.221
No drugs Binary Variable for whether the woman regularly takes prescription drugs 0.314
Hospital Stays ≥ 2 Number of hospital stays ≥ 2 within the previous 12 month  
Year and Country Dummies  
Year 2006   0.361
Austria   0.079
Germany   0.098
Sweden   0.068
Netherlands   0.088
Spain   0.068
Italy   0.093
France   0.071
Greece   0.044
Switzerland   0.059
Belgium   0.099
Czech   0.068
Poland   0.068
Ireland   0.038
Denmark   0.059
Instruments   
Father Age at   0.262
Death ≤ 65   
Father Age at Death   0.111
65 to 69   
Father Age at Death   0.111
70 to 74   
Father Age at Death   0.126
75 to 79   
Father Age at Death   0.139
80 to 84   
Father Age at   0.093
Death ≥ 85   
Age Father_IV Age at death or current age of father if still alive 72.02
Mother Age at   0.144
Death ≤ 65   
Mother Age at Death   0.070
65 to 69   
Mother Age at Death   0.092
70 to 74   
Mother Age at Death   0.116
75 to 79   
Mother Age at Death   0.125
80 to 84   
Mother Age at   0.118
Death ≥ 85   
Age Mother_IV Age at death or current age of mother if still alive 76.64
  1. 1International Standard Classification of Education