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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population compared to the elderly (i.e. ≥ 65 years) Dutch population

From: Quality of life in community-dwelling Dutch elderly measured by EQ-5D-3L

  CHO-CAP-study
(n = 48,634)
General Dutch elderly population in 2010a
(n = 2,538,328)
Sex (%)
 Male 57.2 43.7
 Female 42.8 56.3
Age (%)
 65–69 years 39.9 30.6
 70–74 years 30.0 24.4
 75–79 years 18.3 19.5
 80–84 years 8.7 13.8
  ≥ 85 years 3.1 11.7
Education (%)b
 Low 41.9 56.2
 Middle 33.8 28.2
 High 23.0 15.6
Region (%)
 North 6.2 11.2
 East 24.7 20.6
 West 36.6 45.1
 South 32.4 23.1
  1. a Figures from the Dutch population are derived from Statistics Netherlands for the year 2010 [29]
  2. b Education level: 1.2% missing data