Table 1

Characteristics of areas by socioeconomic status

LowMedium-lowMediumMedium-highHigh
Number of areas294302324274155
Proportion with university education12.2%18.4%27%36.3%46.1%
Median income*20 14026 44929 84133 26637 840
Proportion with foreign background41.2%22.9%17.1%13.1%12.8%
Proportion unemployed (>6 months among 18- to 64-year-olds)3.5%1.6%1.0%0.8%0.5%
Proportion over 65 years14.4%17.6%15.4%14.5%13.2%
Proportion of men50.1%49.3%49.6%49.2%49.4%
Total person-years5 485 8254 977 1895 884 4845 912 2683 031 962
Total OHCAs2867257722482028783
OHCA age 0–4434623419818066
OHCA age 45–64769614495448168
OHCA age 65–74714616530428169
OHCA age 75–84644640572505207
OHCA age 85+389470453465171
Crude incidence rate per 100 0005252383426
Number of AEDs572555639572408
Area in km2 21862793101536090
AEDs/km2 0.260.200.631.594.52
  • *Euros calculated from Swedish currency using the value of the euro on the 31st of December 2010.

  • AED, automated external defibrillator; OHCA, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.