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Table 1 Definition of socioeconomic, sociodemographic and morbidity characteristics

From: Socioeconomic inequality of diabetes patients’ health care utilization in Denmark

Characteristics Definitions Categories
Socioeconomics
Highest educational level attained Highest educational level attained at date of data extraction, based on the main groups in the Danish educational Nomenclature with 13 educational groups based on years of education. Variable with 3 or 9 categories:
1) Primary education (<11 years)
2) Middle high education (11 to 15 years
3) Higher education (16+ years)
1) Primary education
2) Upper secondary education
3) Vocational education and training
4) Qualifying educational programmes
5) Short cycle higher education
6) Vocational bachelor’s education
7) Bachelor programmes
8) Master programmes
9) PhD programmes
Income level Annual gross income 2011 (DKK)  
Demographics
Gender Gender 1) Male
2) Female
Age Age in mid-year Continuous
Civil status Marital status 1) Married or in civil partnership
2) Unmarried
3) Widow or longest living partner
4) Divorced or cancelled partnership
Ethnicity Based on registrations in the Central Person Register 2011. 1) Ethnic Dane
2) Immigrant
3) Descendant
Region of residence Residence 2011 in relation to the five Danish regions 1) ”Capital Region of Denmark”
2) ”Region Zealand”
3) ”Region of Southern Denmark”
4) “Central Denmark Region”
5) “North Denmark Region”
Urbanity Residence in type of geographic area in relation to urbanity 1) City
2) Suburbs
3) Outer areas/country side
Occupational status Affiliation to the labour market 1) Affiliated to the labour market (employed or self-employed)
2) Unemployed (maternal leave, job seeker allowance)
3) Unemployed (unemployment benefit)
4) Education
5) Early retirement
6) Retired
7) Child
Morbidity
Incident 2011 Patient diagnosed in calendar year 2011 0) Diagnosed in year ≠ 2011
1) Diagnosed in 2011
Complication group at present Complication group at 31st of December 2011 1) CG0
2) CG1
3) CG2
Complication group at diagnosis Complication group at diagnosis 1) CG0
2) CG1
3) CG2
Mortality 2011 Death in 2011 0) Alive 2011
1) Death 2011