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Table 1 Characteristics of all deaths and unlinked deaths between 2001 and 2007 and of the population from census 2000

From: Impact of unlinked deaths and coding changes on mortality trends in the Swiss National Cohort

  Deaths Census population
All(N,column%) Unlinked(N,row%) (N,column%)
Total 487,730 (100%) 25,587 (5.2%) 7,279,556 (100%)
Gender    
 Women 252,232 (51.7%) 12,276 (4.8%) 3,715,863 (51.0%)
 Men 235,498 (48.3%) 13,311 (5.7%) 3,563,693 (49.0%)
Age at census 2000 (years)    
 0-14 1,842 (0.4%) 300 (16.3%) 1,249,271 (17.2%)
 15-24 3,552 (0.7%) 926 (26.1%) 851,735 (11.7%)
 25-34 5,847 (1.2%) 1,300 (22.2%) 1,080,403 (14.8%)
 35-44 13,437 (2.8%) 1,765 (13.1%) 1,192,374 (16.4%)
 45-54 28,387 (5.8%) 2,479 (8.7%) 999,661 (13.7%)
 55-64 52,063 (10.7%) 2,996 (5.8%) 792,783 (10.9%)
 65-74 99,195 (20.3%) 3,870 (3.9%) 587,723 (8.1%)
 75-84 167,438 (34.3%) 7,093 (4.2%) 381,520 (5.2%)
 85-94 108,044 (22.2%) 4,606 (4.3%) 135,542 (1.9%)
 95+ 7,925 (1.6%) 252 (3.2%) 8,544 (0.1%)
Nationality    
 Swiss 451,691 (92.6%) 21,174 (4.7%) 5,786,075 (79.4%)
 Non-Swiss 36,039 (7.4%) 4,413 (12.2%) 1,493,481 (20.5%)
Educational attainment    
 Compulsory schooling 251,032 (51.5%) 11,850 (4.7%) 2,206,231 (30.3%)
 Secondary education 184,883 (37.9%) 9,852 (5.3%) 2,802,202 (38.5%)
 Tertiary education 49,989 (10.2%) 3,587 (7.2%) 1,027,008 (14.1%)
 Not applicable 1,826 (0.4%) 298 (16.3%) 1,244,115 (17.1%)
Marital status    
 Single 65,296 (13.4%) 5,097 (7.8%) 3,061,239 (42.0%)
 Married 224,196 (46.0%) 11,763 (5.2%) 3,396,553 (46.7%)
 Widowed 162,726 (33.4%) 6,753 (4.1%) 414,316 (5.7%)
 Divorced 35,512 (7.3%) 1,974 (5.6%) 407,448 (5.6%)
Type of household    
 Single person 156,395 (32.1%) 8,905 (5.7%) 1,120,857 (15.4%)
 Multi persons 258,349 (53.0%) 13,720 (5.3%) 5,864,661 (80.6%)
 Institution 72,986 (15.0%) 2,962 (4.1%) 294,038 (4.0%)
Language region    
 German 352,101 (72.2%) 15,740 (4.5%) 5,241,017 (72.0%)
 French 112,273 (23.0%) 8,214 (7.3%) 1,718,363 (23.6%)
 Italian 23,356 (4.8%) 1,633 (7.0%) 320,176 (4.4%)
Religion    
 Protestant 226,674 (46.5%) 9,616 (4.2%) 2,567,228 (35.3%)
 Roman Catholic 192,487 (39.5%) 10,307 (5.4%) 3,045,563 (41.8%)
 No denomination 31,335 (6.4%) 2,522 (8.0%) 809,202 (11.1%)
 Other / unknown 37,234 (7.6%) 3,142 (8.4%) 857,563 (11.8%)
Urbanization (Community of residence)    
 Urban 164,540 (33.7%) 8,550 (5.2%) 2,075,713 (28.5%)
 Periurban 192,438 (39.5%) 10,700 (5.6%) 3,263,588 (44.8%)
 Rural 130,752 (26.8%) 6,337 (4.8%) 1,940,255 (26.7%)