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Table 1 Characteristics of the population in Skaraborg, the selected population with medication or diagnoses in primary care, and the random sample

From: Medication prescribing for asthma and COPD: a register-based cross-sectional study in Swedish primary care

  Skaraborg population Group A Group B Random sample
Medication users Asthma or COPD diagnoses
n = 255 382 n = 14 101 n = 12 328 n = 670
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Gender     
 Male 127 470 (50) 5 970 (42) 5 527 (45) 295 (44)
 Female 127 912 (50) 8 131 (58) 6 801 (55) 375 (56)
Age (y)     
 0–17 54 536 (21) 2 118 (15) 2 103 (17) 100 (15)
 18–70 166 315 (65) 9 488 (67) 7 420 (60) 452 (68)
 ≥71 34 531 (14) 2 495 (18) 2 805 (23) 118 (18)
  1. Note; Groups A and B are not mutually exclusive.