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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population. The table shows baseline characteristics of patients in different bleeding groups and the matched controls

From: Costs of major intracranial, gastrointestinal and other bleeding events in patients with atrial fibrillation – a nationwide cohort study

Characteristics Intracranial haemorrhages Gastrointestinal bleeding events Other bleeding events
Bleeding group Control group Bleeding Group Control group Bleeding group Control group
Female sex (%) 45% 45% 49% 50% 29% 29%
Age, average (years) 77 years 77 years 78 years 78 years 76 years 76 years
Age group (%)
  < 65 11% 11% 10% 10% 13% 13%
 65-74 23% 23% 21% 21% 25% 25%
  ≥ 75 66% 66% 69% 69% 62% 62%
Charlton index (%)
  = 0 47% 48% 43% 43% 44% 44%
  = 1-2 39% 39% 40% 40% 40% 40%
  ≥ 2 14% 13% 17% 17% 16% 16%
HAS-BLED score, average 2.43 2.43 2.55 2.55 2.48 2.48
Education (%)
 Primary and lower secondary school 41 43 42 41 40 40
 Higher secondary school and vocational training 27 26 24 24 29 28
 Higher education 13 12 9 11 12 13
 Missing 19 19   24 19 19
Labour market affiliation (%)
 Wage earner 5% 6% 4% 5% 6% 7%
 Self-employed 3% 3% 2% 3% 4% 4%
 Unemployed 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
 Retired 89% 88% 92% 89% 87% 86%
 Other 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
 Missing 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2%
Annual income, average (EUR) 29,619 EUR 29,638 EUR 29,995 EUR 29,703 EUR 30,069 EUR 32,023 EUR