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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample (values are numbers, with percentages given in parentheses)

From: Health-related quality of life and migration: A cross-sectional study on elderly Iranians in Sweden

   Migration status
   Iranians in Iran Iranians in Sweden Swedes
     Immigrated in 1989 or later Immigrated in 1988 or before   
Variable Level Men
n = 147
Women
n = 151
Men
n = 27
Women
n = 70
Men
n = 29
Women
n = 50
Men
n = 49
Women
n = 102
Age 60 – 69 years 79
(54%)
93
(62%)
16
(60%)
34
(49%)
13
(45%)
24
(48%)
30
(61%)
57
(56%)
  70 – 84 years 68
(46%)
58
(38%)
11
(40%)
36
(51%)
16
(55%)
26
(52%)
19
(39%)
45
(44%)
Mean age ± SD (years)   68.9
± 6.6
67.0
± 5.9
69.3
± 5.2
70.2
± 7.2
70.2
± 6.9
70.8
± 7.7
67.9
± 6.0
68.6
± 6.9
Education > 9 years 48
(33%)
15
(10%)
18
(66%)
13
(19%)
21
(72%)
19
(38%)
11
(22%)
24
(24%)
  ≤ 9 years 99
(67%)
136
(90%)
9
(33%)
57
(81%)
8
(28%)
31
(62%)
38
(78%)
75
(76%)