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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population (n = 131)

From: Exploring meal frequency and vegetable intake among immigrants 70 years or older in Sweden

Variable Total n = 131
Female, n (%) 65 (50)
Age, mean, ± SD, range 74 ± 3.4, (70–84)
Age, by groups, n (%)  
 70–74 68 (52)
 75–84 63 (48)
Education level, n (%)  
 Tertiary educationa 20 (15)
 Low educationb 109 (83)
 Did not specify 2 (2)
Living alone, n (%) 64 (49)
Native country, n (%)  
 Finland 71 (54)
 Western Balkan region 60 (46)
Years lived in Sweden, n (%)  
 6–10 1 (1)
 11–15 1 (1)
 16–20 15 (11)
 > 20 114 (87)
Type of housing, n (%)  
 Rented flat 68 (52)
 Owner of apartment 26 (20)
 Owner of house 35 (27)
 Other 2 (1)
Smoker, n (%) 8 (6)
Alcohol > 2–4 times/month, n (%) 59 (45)
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. aTertiary education (university ≥ 3 years)
  3. bLow education (elementary school or no education)